The 2009 Parcela No.1 presents with intense aromas of dark fruits, berries, lactic, toast and spicy aromas. It is also very complex with hints of minerality. On the palate, the wine is opulent and round with intensity, concentration and robust structure. The finish is long and persistant with the flavors of the tempranillo grapes returning once more.
Wine Advocate (WA): 94
"The 2009 Finca La Emperatriz Parcela No.1 is a pure, unadulterated Tempranillo from a 5.5-hectare plot of old vines. It has a lifted, floral bouquet with superb freshness and vitality, a heady violet and lavender perfume... The palate is medium-bodied with succulent, fleshy tannins that are extremely well-defined. There is a wonderful sense of symmetry here, a crescendo of flavors that leads to a sumptuous finish of cassis and blackberry that lingers long in the mouth. This is excellent, modern Rioja."