Black fruits and chocolate in the aroma, really easy going body with strong blackberry notes and a fruit-forward finish. Read more
drank The whole bottle can't remember the last time i drank the whole bottle it was that good Read more
The nose of this wine is pleasant, not too strong, very simple. It's actually a bit near the weak side. The first sip I was anticipating a dryer ... Read more
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Black fruits and chocolate in the aroma, really easy going body with strong blackberry notes and a fruit-forward finish.
drank The whole bottle can't remember the last time i drank the whole bottle it was that good
The nose of this wine is pleasant, not too strong, very simple. It's actually a bit near the weak side. The first sip I was anticipating a dryer and more powerful taste that simply wasn't there. I actually verbally acknowledged my surprise. It was almost disappointing, but really more of a surprise. After four or five sips the tannins hit my young and the wine transformed into that dry and spicy wine. A really drastic change that maybe was an indicator of needing aerating. In the end, the wine is good and worth having around for a nice change of typical taste. One thing I had to return to state is that the more you sip the spicier the wine gets. With sips spread apart it remains a light wine, but for one who regularly sips, this wine gets very spicy and dry. :)
Rich flavor with dry finish. Not jammy.
Dark ruby red in color with tinges of brown. Bold, almost sweet nose with raspberries, smokiness, and perhaps tobacco. Tight but not rough tannins meet the tongue, along with tart cherry, spice, and some oaky character that I couldn't identify. The tannins fell out after a short time, leading to a long, smooth finish.
juicy dark berry fruit characteristics with a bit of black pepper and spice on the finish. big bodied, smooth and easy drinking.
This is always a solid value. The 2008 is no different. This is a medium bodied wine with lots of fruit and leather. It is simply an easy wine to drink.
External Reviews for Bodegas San Alejandro Garnacha Calatayud Las Rocas Viñas Viejas
In the meantime, 2008 was a somewhat challenging vintage and, as a result, 60% of the juice meant for the old-vine cuvee went into the 2008 Las Rocas Garnacha. Purple colored, it delivers a smoky, spicy, black cherry perfume leading to a soft, easy-going, savory wine meant for drinking over the next 4 years. As usual, it is an excellent value. The Las Rocas brand was purchased by E. amp; J. Gallo from Eric Solomon, its creator and importer, in 2009. For the moment Solomon remains in charge of the selection but in the future production is certain to rise significantly. Hopefully the quality of the wine will remain unchanged.
In the meantime, 2008 was a somewhat challenging vintage and, as a result, 60% of the juice meant for the old-vine cuvee went into the 2008 Las Rocas Garnacha. Purple colored, it delivers a smoky, spicy, black cherry perfume leading to a soft, easy-going, savory wine meant for drinking over the next 4 years. As usual, it is an excellent value.
The 2002 Garnacha is fashioned from 75-year old Grenache vines planted on pure slate. Sixty percent was aged in tank, and 40% in neutral wood foudres. There are 20,000 cases of this offering, which may be the greatest wine value I have ever tasted. Deep ruby/purple-colored, with a gorgeous nose of kirsch liqueur intermixed with melted licorice and white flowers, this deep, medium to full-bodied, fruit-driven, sumptuously-textured 2002 is loaded. It should drink well for 3ndash;4 years, possibly longer.
The grapes for Las Rocas are sourced from high altitude 70- to 100-year-old Garnacha vineyards. The 2006 Las Rocas Garnacha is dark crimson-colored with an alluring nose of spice box, mineral, black cherry, and black raspberry. Smooth-textured, round, and with no hard edges, this tasty effort is designed for immediate gratification. This is one worth buying by the case.
Deep ruby. Inky cherry, blackberry, cassis, licorice and graphite on the nose; this is the bouquet of a $30 wine. Deep, concentrated dark fruit flavors show impressive sweetness, with complicating mineral and spice notes adding interest. The minerality on the finish provides support to the dense, sweet cherry and blackcurrant flavors. This is a ridiculous bargain.
The unoaked 2005 Las Rocas Garnacha is sourced from low yielding vineyards ranging in age from 70ndash;100 years. It gives up attractive aromas of kirsch, raspberries, pepper, and damp earth. This is followed by a broad, full-flavored wine with a supple texture and no hard edges. Drink this pleasure-packed wine over the next 2ndash;3 years.
Deep ruby in color, this is beautifully redolent of flowers, licorice, and pure cherry fruit. Cherries show up on the palate as well, as this densely textured, delicately structured wine carries through to a lush finish.
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