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La Atalaya del Camino 2014

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La Atalaya del Camino 2014

Characteristics

  • Vintage. 12 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 15.5

Score

ñ 91
Peñín Score 91
93
Enterwine Score 93
92
Media rating 92

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Regular Price: €11.25

Special Price €10.45

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Atalaya del Camino 2014, of the Bodegas Atalaya winery, is the second vintage of the wine previously known as Atalaya.

This Spanish red wine is made from a blend of 85% Garnacha Tintorera (a.k.a Alicante Bouschet) and 15% Monastrell (a.k.a Mourvèdre), two bold grapes that produce wines with a great acidity, impressive structure and substantial ageing potential.

Belonging to the Almansa DO, the grapes come from low-yielding vines with an average age of 45 years located at an altitude between 700 and 1000 metres above sea level. Soils are composed of sand and limestone. Climate is rigorously continental.

The grapes were carefully selected and separately vinified. After that, the wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.

Decant the Atalaya wine at least 30 minutes before drinking.

Drink now until 2023.

Additional Information

Appearance

Intense, dark, high cherry-coloured robe with a ruby rim and some violet tinges.

Nose

Suggestive aromas of juicy black fruit and red fruit, alongside creamy notions of spices, vanilla, toffee and moka over a fresh, balsamic background.

Palate

Powerful, meaty and lush, displaying exuberant notes of red and black fruit nuanced by delicate remembrances of menthol, dry earth, violets, chocolate withered herbs and spices. Well-balanced, with a lively acidity, ripe tannins and a very long, fruity finish.

Our personal opinion

La Atalaya del Camino 2014 is an almost unbeatable value from Almansa. Complex, savoury and age-worthy.

OTHER VINTAGES

La Atalaya del Camino 2013:

Peñín 91.

 

La Atalaya 2012:

Peñín 91.

Year 2014
Type Red
D.O. Almansa
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Vintage
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Parker Score No
Peñin Score 91
Our Score 93
Media rating 92
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety "Garnacha Tintorera":"85" "Monastrell":"15"
Pairings bluefish, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, White meat with gravy
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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