The 2005 El Vinculo (which means ‘the tie’ or ‘the bond’ in Spanish) closes the circle of Alejandro Fernandez’s great Tempranillo estates. It also serves as ample testimony to La Mancha’s ability to make world class wine. The 2005 El Vinculo is a deep, rich, highly aromatic wine with everything going for it. In the nose it offers up plenty to get excited about in the form of deep blackberry and currant flavors, tobacco, wood smoke and Asian spices. And in the mouth this wine positively explodes with the aroma’s entrancing flavors, all of which are graciously conveyed in a velvety texture backed by fine grained tannins. A combination of overt charm and subtle complexity, the 2005 El Vinculo reflects the greatness of the 2005 vintage and the virtue of old vines in the hands of a master craftsman. Enjoy this outstanding offering from La Mancha at cool room temperature (no more than 66°F) now and for the next five or more years. For optimal enjoyment we suggest allowing this wine to breathe in a decanter or glass for at least 15-20 minutes, but that is only if you have the patience to wait that long.