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This wine showed great complexity for such a young wine. Big-bodied and savory with tastes of dark berry, licorice, and an earthy minerality. Love ... Read more
Rating 89: Very balanced wine on the fruity side what would be normal for Granache. long nice nose with berry aromas. Overall elegant fruity wine.... Read more
Along with the ripe fruit I got lots of smoke and meaty notes from this bottle. It was very unique and welcome change up. Read more
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This wine showed great complexity for such a young wine. Big-bodied and savory with tastes of dark berry, licorice, and an earthy minerality. Love the bottle.
Rating 89: Very balanced wine on the fruity side what would be normal for Granache. long nice nose with berry aromas. Overall elegant fruity wine. I paid $13
Along with the ripe fruit I got lots of smoke and meaty notes from this bottle. It was very unique and welcome change up.
I think I had a corked bottle. The last vintage was very good. I'll give it one more try.
I liked this a lot. It worked very well in two wine reductions I made.
Cola, juicy. Milk chocolate. Smooth. A little bland. $19
Cherry flavors, full body, balanced flavors.
External Reviews for Atteca Old Vines Garnacha
Old vine Grenache from hillside vineyards, Atteca from Bodegas Ateca is robust and layered with rich plum and blackberry aromatics surrounded by smoke and spice notes.
The 2009 Ateca was sourced from mountainside vineyards and aged for 10 months in French oak. It displays aromas of cedar, an earthy minerality, black cherry, and lavender leading to a savory, deep, well-balanced red with succulent fruit and a lengthy, seamless finish. Rated 90+
Mitteldichtes, jugendliches violett-rot. Sehr frisches Bouquet, rote Früchte, floral, Gewürze. Mit etwas Zeit im Glas macht sich auch eine leichte Holz-Röstnote bemerkbar. Frischer und saftiger Wein, gut strukturiert aber auch mit einiger weicher Fülle versehen. Schöner, balancierter Grenache, dank seiner Frische und Struktur ein guter Essensbegleiter.
Atteca Garnacha has a deep, velvety texture derived from old vines, with lingering tastes of rich blackberry, blueberry and licorice and a subtle spiciness thatrsquo;s perfectly integrated with the smooth tannins. This is a wine I cannot seem to forget about, and still young so it should drink well for years to come. The complexity of the Garnacha is evident as it evolves nicely after opening. This is not a wine to rush through due to its complex and delicious appeal. Yoursquo;re going to want to save the label on this one!
Minty black cherry aromas give it a solid opening, but therersquo;s also some mild cleanser and paint scents to the nose. The palate is basic, snappy, fresh and carries good weight, while the flavors are sweet, berry-oriented and softened by vanilla. A good Grenache with good balance.
The 2008 Atteca was sourced from even older vines, 80ndash;120 years of age in this case. Deep crimson-colored, it offers up an enticing perfume of spice box, violets, and black cherry. Supple-textured with excellent depth and concentration and plenty of savory fruit, it lacks only complexity but, at this price, whorsquo;s complaining?
Bright purple. Intensely floral bouquet offers scents of black raspberry, lavender, Indian spices and white pepper. Juicy dark berry flavors are complicated by notes of candied flowers and pepper and show no rough edges. The floral quality resonates on the spicy, long finish. Irsquo;d drink this over the next few years to take advantage of its vivacious fruit.
It is deep cherry. It has intense aromas of red ripe fruit (ripe raspberry) which combine perfectly with the psicy notes of cacao, vanilla and licorice corresponding to a noble aging. It is very fresh and fruity in the mouth. It has a notable ending where fruity and spicy aromas come back via retro-nasal. It is a magnificent expression of an elegant Garnacha from Aragon.
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