Almansa D.O., Spain
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 90/100
Savoury and juicy -- highly aromatic with notes of black smoky plums and fleshy blackberry. Wowsers. Especially for this price. Pair with grilled meats.
Food pairings: meat pizza, grilled portobello mushroom burgers, lamb Bolognese, hard cheese.
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This Laya 2014 was reviewed on July 23, 2016 by Natalie MacLean
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|Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
Almansa D.O., Spain A blend of Garnacha Tintorera & Monastrell. Deep garnet red with aromas of wood, molasses, smoke and a complex palate with blueberry, cassis, licorice, mocha, cedar andcigar tobacco. Dry with supple acidity, lingering finish.
Tasted July 2016
|Elizabeth Vickers rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Pre-Christmas dinner with Hugh home from Bermuda. Lovely smooth red that went well with steak, mushrooms, brussel sprouts, and baked potato. Great value for the price!
|Trevor Sabourin - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
A big, plush, smoky blend of Garnacha Tintorera and Monastrell (Mourvedre) from the lesser known Spanish region of Almansa. The nose is dominated by smoke, cocoa, incense, and exotic cardamom and clove, but there is a good deal of ripe plum, blueberry and blackberry fruit too, along with touches of cedar, vanilla, tobacco, and black earth. The palate is a pleasingly balanced mix of juicy plum and blackberry, cocoa, tobacco, some gamey/leather notes and more cardamom and clove. The wine is full-bodied, round and mouthfilling, and has medium acidity and tannins to keep things balanced. The finish of black fruit, cocoa, and exotic spice is fairly long. Would pair quite nicely with steak or any smokey/gamey meats. A very good value. Tasted July 2016. Note: Garnacha Tintorera is actually the Spanish name for Alicante Bouschet, a red-fleshed grape, and is NOT the same as Grenache, though Grenache is one of its parent grapes.
|Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
Aromatic and interesting! Aromas are pronounced with dominant notes of smoked/cured meat and ripe blackberries. After moments in the glass, you'll notice a change in aromas profile towards dried fruit, stewed strawberries, leather and mocha. The palate is juicy showcasing dominant ripe red berry fruit notes, medium acidity and polished (medium-low) tannins. This is a decent wine overall, but not my style. I found the aromas a touch misleading. Tasted July 2016. @sommsosa | bespoketastings.ca
|This Spanish red wine is a blend of the red-pulp Garnacha (Grenache) Tintorera and Monastrell grapes planted in Spain's Almansa wine region. Soils are calcareous here and vineyards are up to 1000 metres above sea level. Lots of juicy and concentrated strawberry and raspberry compote flavours with a lingering spicy finish. Pair with paella. Olé. - Community Wine Reviews|
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