Grapes: 100% Garnacha Tinta
This wine is made from fruit which was hand harvested from 25 year old Garnacha vines. Those vines are grown in gravelly, chalk/loam at 560-600 meters above sea level. The wine was fermented and aged all in stainless steel tanks to maintain a vibrant, lively fruit character.
View from the Cellar
The 2015 regular bottling of Legado del Moncayo Garnacha is an excellent wine, coming in at an even fourteen percent octane and offering up lovely complexity on both the nose and palate. This cuvée is made from twenty-five year-old vines and fermented and raised entirely in stainless steel. The bouquet is a classic expression of this grape, offering up scents of raspberries, weedy garrigue, roasted game, peppercorns and a fine base of soil tones. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and chewy, with a good core of fruit and blossoming complexity on the long, ripely tannic and youthful finish. This is a touch more tightly-knit out of the blocks than the 2014 was at a similar stage, so it could use a couple of years in the cellar to allow the tannins to soften up a bit more. It should age very nicely and is really insanely good wine for its ten dollar price tag here in the US! 2019-2030. Jan/Feb 2017
(all stainless steel) Vivid ruby. Spice-accented aromas of ripe red berries, licorice and pungent flowers, accompanied by a subtle herb nuance that builds in the glass. Lively cherry, raspberry and bitter rhubarb flavors sweeten and expand slowly with aeration, picking up a hint of jamminess. Closes with repeating spiciness, fine-grained tannins and good, red-fruit-driven persistence.
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The Wine Enthusiast
Aromas of black-cherry chewing gum, raspberry and plum are simple but solid. This feels full, fruity and a touch clampy. Black-fruit flavors of plum and blackberry finish with grabby tannins. Best Buy
December 1, 2016