|92||Vinous Media||Deep, lurid ruby-red. High-pitched, mineral-accented red/dark berry and pot-pourri aromas are complemented by suggestions of succulent herbs and Asian spices. Smooth and open-knit, offering appealingly sweet raspberry and lavender pastille flavors that tighten up slowly with air and pick up mocha and white pepper nuances. Shows impressive clarity and spicy lift on the persistent finish, which is given shape by silky, even tannins. (Fermented in concrete tanks and aged for a year in used, 500-liter French oak barrels.)
Spain’s Northern Regions Keep it Cool – March 2019
|91||International Wine Review||The Xi’ipal Garnacha offers dark berries and cherry aromas. It has a nice plush mouth feel and is layered with good depth and fine firm tannins. Aged 12 months in used 500L French oak barrels. Despite some astringency, it is very flavorful and balanced. A delicious wine with a lingering finish.
"Spanish Wines of Value and Quality" - June 20, 2019
|90||International Wine Report||This begins with a nice combination of smoky aromatics on the nose, joined with rose petals and dark fruits. Smooth on the mouth, the wine shows off red cherry, red currant and wild strawberry flavors with crushed mint and a lovely herbaceousness. The tension suggests this will age nicely.
|90||JamesSuckling.com||A very fresh and rather elegant Garnacha Navarra with quite gentle tannins and bright acidity lifting the fullish body. Drink now or in 2019.
|89||The Wine Enthusiast||This wine's spicy plum and berry aromas are lightly oaked and minty. It's fresh and crisp on the palate but almost raw, with rubbery tannins and plum, currant and vanilla flavors. It's dry and spicy on the finish.