Saturday, February 21, 2015

Las Rocas de San Alejandro Calatayud 2011 Garnacha

Las Rocas de San Alejandro Calatayud 2011 Garnacha, $9.99-$13.99, 87 points, poured ruby-red with a broad clear rim-ring.
Smells of violets, plum, mulberry, and an unusual apple wood were good.
Medium to medium-plus body carried good acidity, strident, but manageable tannin, with flavors of cola, flowers, black fruit, cardamom, and mint.
Finished well with accelerating heat (14.8% alcohol) and spice with spearmint which were quite good for a $10 red wine.


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  1. More Granache! Sounds delightful.

    1. VG: When it comes to Spanish red wines, Granache is, as you know quite common, and they produce such good Granache as well, and very affordable; Altovinum Evodia Calatayud is always an outstanding example (just picked-up the 2013 vintage) Altovinum Evodia