"Juan Jesus at Viñátigo ferments his Listán Negro in stainless steel tanks and ages it for three months in French oak barrels, all of which have seen plenty of use. The vines are very old and pre-phylloxera, growing in volcanic soils between an altitude of five hundred and one thousand meters above sea level. The 2019 comes in nicely ripe at 13.5 percent octane and delivers a fine aromatic constellation of dark berries, bitter cherry, tree bark, lovely Canary Islands botanicals, dark soil tones and a topnote of smoked meats. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, focused and complex, with a superb core of black fruit, lovely mineral drive and grip, ripe, seamless tannins and a long, tangy and perfectly balanced finish. This is dynamite Listán Negro! It is approachable out of the blocks, but will be even better with a few years in the cellar to allow its suave tannins to fall away a bit more. 2021-2045+."