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La Atalaya del Camino 2017

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€10.90

La Atalaya del Camino 2017

Characteristics

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

Score

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

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€10.90
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Details

A branch of Gil Family Estates, Bodegas Atalaya is the producer of La Atalaya del Camino, belonging to the DO Almansa.

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

This interesting red wine from Almansa comes 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 La Atalaya del Camino 2017 at least 30 minutes before drinking.

Drink now until 2025.

Additional Information

Appearance

The Spanish red wine La Atalaya del Camino has an intense, dark, high cherry-coloured robe with a ruby rim and some violet tinges.

Nose

A blend of old-vines Garnacha Tintorera and Monastrell with a deep character, it exhibits 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, this red wine by the Gil Family combines the intense notes of black fruit with 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

An almost unbeatable value, La Atalaya del Camino 2017 from the little-known DO Almansa is complex, savoury and age-worthy.

OTHER VINTAGES

La Atalaya del Camino 2015:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 92. Parker 91.

La Atalaya del Camino 2014:

Peñín 91. Enterwine 93.

La Atalaya del Camino 2013:

Peñín 91.

La Atalaya 2012:

Peñín 91.

Year 2017
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 Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Parker Score No
Peñin Score 91
Our Score 92
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
  1. very good wine review by Jet on 2/27/2019
    Value

    Another fabulous value from Almansa. It is worth twice the price.

  2. atalaya review by Universal Nationalist on 6/13/2018
    Value

    Juan Gil nails it every time. This wine does not try to be a Frenchy, pretentious, soul-deprived, supposedly elegant beverage. It is intense, earthy and bears its Spanish character with pride.

  3. intenseeeee review by Gabriel Plow on 9/18/2017
    Value

    This is an intense wine!! Fruit is amazing, and after some time it sings with a distinctive voice. Incredible value!!

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