Saturday, June 1, 2013

Altovinum Evodia Calatayud, Spain, 2011 Old Vine Garnacha




Altovinum Evodia Calatayud, Spain, 2011 Old Vine Garnacha, $6.99-$12.99, 89 points, appears ruby red, with a pink hue and a broad clear rim.
Rich aroma of cedar, cinnamon, and plum is just slightly brighter than the 2007 vintage.
As with the 2007 vintage, a medium-plus body carries good acidity, but the tannins are more pronounced here, and the flavors marked by an almost sour red cherry with a mellowing plum, and an explosive spice finish with a lingering spearmint.
Maybe just a bit edgy for some, but with good unimpeded flavors, this is very nice red wine to me.
I was impressed with just how well the 2007 vintage aged, and I'm guessing this vintage has some years to it as well, maybe it will improve!



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