92-94 point - Parker/Wine Advocate:
"Also new in 2016, the 2016 Quintanilla is named after the vineyards where the Tempranillo grapes grow in the village of Elvillar, although they cannot mention the names of the villages because those names are owned by the Rioja appellation of origin, which they left at the end of 2015. It's an old vineyard (65 to 70 years old) at 570 meters in altitude, and the vinification was the same as for most of the other reds, natural fermentation in open-top oak vats after a one- or two-day cold soak. This plot was always part of the Pagos Viejos blend, a wine with clout. They expect to fill some 2,400 bottles."
98 point - James Suckling, august 2019
"This has deep-set, dark-stone and spice character with blackberries, black spices and black tea. Dense and layered, tightly focused and composed. Goes on for minutes. Wonderful now, but one for the future. Drink or hold."