"Precise and mineral nose with wet stones, cream, fresh blackberries and some purple flowers. Lavender and spices. Very full, ample and powerful with a dense, Herculean palate showing stony characters to the black fruit. Serious depth and structure with a chalky texture before a long, mineral finish. Tempranillo. From organically grown grapes. Not ready yet. Better give it 3-4 years."
97 points - James Suckling
"The bottled 2019 Quintanilla combines the power of the year and the place with 14.68% alcohol and soft acidity. There are more tannins, and it has the chalky sensation of the limestone. It also has notions of ripe berries and the character of this year's wines, keeping the freshness. This is austere and mineral within the ripeness. It comes from a 1.13-hectare plot on limestone and sandstone soils planted in 1951 in the village of Elvillar, a walled, old-vine plot located in what was the 15th-century village of San Lorenzo de Quintanilla. The vineyard tends to produce powerful wines, and its grapes were always used to make the Pagos Viejos. This has some rugged tannins that give it a little rusticity, a character of the plot that tends to get stressed in warmer years. 2,800 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2021."
93+ points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate