(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.
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
Had with charizo and mussles, dry with smoke and coffee notes, dark fruit up front
full bodied, strong beginning, short finish. excellent for price.