17 Ratings
Bodegas y Vinedos del Jalon Claraval Calatayud Spain

Wine Description

(2006 Vintage) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Sep/Oct 08: "Deep, bright ruby-red. Sexy raspberry and blackberry preserve aromas are complicated by Asian spices, smoky minerals and fresh flowers. Suave and velvety, with deep, sweet flavors of red and dark berries, cherry-cola and candied rose. Supple tannins supply shape and gentle back-end grip. A very appealing wine: it would be no crime to drink this now." 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Claraval was sourced from higher elevation vineyards. Opaque purple-colored, the wine coats the glass. It gives up an alluring aromatic array of wood smoke, mineral, scorched earth, black cherry, black raspberry, and violets. This leads to a medium to full-bodied, layered wine with loads of sweet, spicy dark fruit flavors, ripe tannin, good balance, and a long, pure finish. Give it 2-3 years to blossom and drink it through 2020." (02/08) This is delicious wine from Calatayud's best cooperative. If you have enjoyed the Viña Alarba, then you may be interested to know that the same co-op makes this more serious, oak aged wine. It has terrific red fruited freshness, as well as a sense of restraint and elegance for a garnacha based wine from this rugged, land locked region.

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    84 WS. Black cherry mingles with smoke, earth and meat flavors in this rustic red. The assertive tannins need food to soften. Decant. Drink now through 2010. 80 cases imported. -TM

    almost 6 years
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    delicious rich Spanish red. can't recall where we got or price

    over 6 years
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    nice red spanish , very mild not muddy

    almost 7 years