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Laya Garnacha Monastrell Vieilles Vignes
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Laya Garnacha Monastrell Vieilles Vignes 2016

Almansa, Castilla-La Mancha, SpainThe heft in the bottle reflects the density of this wine, a blend of old bush vine garnacha / monastrell from Almansa. Fortunately, the altitude (700-1000m) and soils (calcareous) has kept a flush of freshness. Dusky blackberry, charcoal smoke, black liquorice tug along with thick tannins on a soft, brooding palate, lingering with black espresso and a medicinal scrub. This concentration, as savoury-lined as it is, requires red meats to meet. Solid value.Tasted: 08 January 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 14.49 BCLS Producer: Bodegas AtalayaDistributors: Christopher Stewart Wines and Spirits Inc.
Blend: Garnacha - MonastrellCSPC: 189902UPC: 8437005068889