In the glass, the Aalto 2000 (100% Tinto Fino a/k/a Tempranillo), through a combination of its glycerin and its concentrated garnet, violet rimmed color, evokes a visual sensation of weight. Initially rather closed, the aromas steadily blossom to an expressive but elegant intensity. The nose include notes of cocao, fresh persistent fruit (mature plums and sweet raspberry - nothing stewed) toffee, saddle leather, espresso, mocha, and balsamic. The wood aromas are rich and softly integrated -- a moderated deep cedar rather than sharp oak profile. There is a slight mossy and mineral bottom to the aromatics as well. In the mouth the wine is rich, fleshy and round, profiling ample fruit (particularly a meaty cherry) with a subtly enticing sweetness. Also present is mocha, cocoa, blackcurrant liqueur, licorice and herbs. The acidity and wood is very well integrated and the tannins are silky and close to being fully domesticated.