"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
smooth tannins, fresh acidity, stewed black fruit, pepper, mineral, good intensity, medium long finish - Tony Aspler
sour and dry.
very soft and refreshing
bday wine from Kyle
International Wine CellarDark 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...
Wine AdvocateRating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 169 on Feb-07