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2005 Las Rocas Garnacha
44 Ratings
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44 Ratings
2005 Las Rocas Garnacha

Wine Details

Vineyard

Las Rocas

Varietal

Grenache

Style

Red

Wine Description

"The 2005 Las Rocas Vinyas Viejas comes from high altitude, low yielding, 100+-year-old Grenache vines and is aged in French and American oak. More aromatic than its sibling, it has a splendid perfume of spice box, lavender, kirsch, and blueberry. It is also a bit richer and longer in the finish. While it may evolve for 1-2 years, who could resist it now?" - Wine Advocate

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"The 2005 Las Rocas Vinyas Viejas comes from high altitude, low yielding, 100+-year-old Grenache vines and is aged in French and American oak. More aromatic than its sibling, it has a splendid perfume of spice box, lavender, kirsch, and blueberry. It is also a bit richer and longer in the finish. While it may evolve for 1-2 years, who could resist it now?" - Wine Advocate

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    jonsar

    smooth tannins, fresh acidity, stewed black fruit, pepper, mineral, good intensity, medium long finish - Tony Aspler

    over 3 years
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    Fellow Drync'er

    Too young. Peppery & oaky, even though it says unoaked. Aroma of bay leaves.

    about 4 years
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    dougmclean

    sour and dry.

    over 2 years
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    idahosmaniac

    blackberry currant

    about 2 years
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    20xRealmadrid

    very soft and refreshing

    over 3 years
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    Fellow Drync'er

    bday wine from Kyle

    about 3 years
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    Fellow Drync'er

    great, drinkable

    almost 3 years
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    Fellow Drync'er

    Drink now to 2012

    about 4 years
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    Fellow Drync'er

    easy drinking red

    about 3 years
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    Fellow Drync'er

    A little sour

    about 4 years
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    martin stewart

    awesome.

    about 3 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine.com
    Number 59 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007! The unoaked 2005 Las Rocas Garnacha is sourced from low yielding vineyards ranging in age from 70-100 years. It gives up attractive aromas of kirsch, raspberries, pepper, and damp earth. This is followed by a broad, full-flavored wine with a supple texture and no hard edges. Drink this pleasure-packed wine over the next 2-3 years. -Wine Advocate One of our most popular value wines. This Garnacha is a special project of importer Eric Solomon, who discovered t...
  • International Wine Cellar
    Dark ruby. Intensely aromatic nose offers vibrant raspberry and kirsch, complemented by suave mocha, licorice and spicy minerality. Sexy cherry-cola and dark berry flavors are impressive for their purity and impact, offering far more character than one usually finds at this price. The sweet red fruit finishing flavors show impressive lift and persistence. While writing this article, I drank a bottle of the 2001 and it was holding on nicely, showing suave flavors of dried red fruits, cassis and sm...
  • CellarTracker Community Tasting Notes
    Community Tasting Notes (average 86.2 pts. and median of 87 pts. in 167 notes)
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 169 on Feb-07
  • Robert Parker