Bodegas Atalaya 'La Atalaya' Almansa
37 Ratings
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37 Ratings
Bodegas Atalaya 'La Atalaya' Almansa

Wine Details

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) Inky purple. Deeply perfumed nose features heady scents of dark berry preserves, violet and licorice. Sweet and perfumed in the mouth, with a spicy kick to the intense blackberry and floral pastille flavors. Clings and clings, with an exotic floral nuance carrying through the finish.

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    The 2008 Atalaya is a blend of Monastrell, Garnacha Tintorera (Alicante Bouschet), and other unspecified varieties. It was aged for 8 months in French oak. Deep crimson-colored, it displays an aromatic array of cedar, spice box, violets, blueberry, and blackberry with a hint of licorice in the background. On the palate it has layers of savory fruit, excellent concentration, and a long, fruit-filled finish. It is likely to evolve for 1-3 years but can be enjoyed now. This outstanding value over-delivers in a big way. Score: 90

    about 3 years
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    Had with charizo and mussles, dry with smoke and coffee notes, dark fruit up front

    over 1 year
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    full bodied, strong beginning, short finish. excellent for price.

    over 4 years