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OVF OLD GARNACHA VINES 2016 DO Calatayud
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer BODEGA VIRGEN DE LA SIERRA
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Fairly intense purple colour. Spicy, bright, plum-blueberry nose with some slight sandalwood notes. Dry, medium bodied, slightly spicy, fairly tangy, plummy flavours with a faintly dusty, rather crisp finish. This Garnacha was aged for 6 months in a combination of 50% used French oak barrels and 50% used American oak barrels. Beware of the 93-point tasting note appearing in the Vintages Catalogue dated August 2, 2018. This batch was bottled on September 10, 2019. I am sorry to say, that for the record, this new batch does NOT have a “lovely, creamy texture”. Produced by Bodegas Virgen de la Sierra a grape grower’s co-op with 579 members and 710 hectares (1,753 acres) of vines growing at 750 meters above sea level, with an average age of 40 years. CSPC 13633
Type Red Table Wine
Agent HHD Imp
Country Spain
Region
Rating **/**+(88 points)
Bright. Plum-Blueberry
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: Enveloping nose of blue fruit and impressive concentration on the palate of this expressive garnacha. Lovely, creamy texture, in spite of a healthy dose of tannin, the long finish leaves you in no doubt. Drink or hold. Score - 93 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Aug. 2, 2018) Price $ 16.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 13, 2020
Cases bought 693 (12 bottles per case)

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