Black fruits and chocolate in the aroma, really easy going body with strong blackberry notes and a fruit-forward finish.
This wine has a lovely deep ruby color in the glass, and a nose that is a wonderful blend of jammy fruit, black cherries, currant, anise and somewhat of a sour twang, suggesting that the sweet fruit might be well balanced by acidity. The taste is an explosion of fruit in your mouth, with rich ripe berries, yet the acidity of some sour cherry notes really balance the fruit mid-palate. The finish is quite smooth, yet it has a wonderful woodsy sort of taste on the finish, which again is a surprising counterbalance to the rich fruit. See my full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2012/12/2009-las-rocas-garnacha.html
big dry wine...bitter fruit flavors up front with not a lot of tannins or acidity to back it up
Christmas 2013, Binny's. First bottle from the cellar in 2015. Very good with a few spicy notes on the tongue. I know that means nothing to anybody, but suffice it to say it is worth your pocket change. Mary loved it, I had one sip and it was a quality one. She had it for two cocktail hours on 1/2 and 1/3/15.
Poured the first glass and let it breath for thirty minutes. Loads of ripe red fruit on the nose and on the palate. Good balance of acidity and a touch of soft oak on the finish. This wine is a real bargain.
drank The whole bottle can't remember the last time i drank the whole bottle it was that good
This is one of those exceptional bottles. HEAVY... just heavy.. thick and yummy. I had the 2009 vintage. Let it decant for at lease 30mins... it will open up!!! I even set it the fridge over night... the 2nd half of the bottle was better than the 1st! I LOVE IT!
External Reviews for Bodegas San Alejandro las Rocas
Composed of primarily Grenache blended with Tempranillo and Syrah, the 2009 Las Rocas Red Wine Blend spent one year in both French and American oak. It reveals more acidity (no doubt from the Tempranillo), and less flesh and textural excitement than the Garnacha displays. Nevertheless, this is a very good wine offering plenty of red and black fruits intermixed with a floral component as well as a hint of minerality. This medium to full-bodied red should drink nicely for 2–3 years.
The 2009 Las Rocas is 100% Garnacha sourced from 80-year-old vines from the DO of Calatayud with 25% of the wine aged in wood. It is a forward, savory, ripe, succulent offering that should prove to be a crowd-pleaser. It is an outstanding value that will deliver enjoyment over the next 5 years. This fleshy red offers an expressive mix of dried cherry, licorice, cola, clove and vanilla flavors. Features some density, gentle acidity and just enough tannins for grip. Drink now through 2016. 107,000 cases imported. -TM (15.2% alcohol): Bright violet color. Dark berry and cherry aromas and flavors show liqueur-like character. Warm, spicy and fleshy, with good finishing breadth and gentle tannins. Plenty of fruit here, and just enough spiciness to keep the slightly jammy fruit in check. ** SOLD OUT **
Expressive black cherry, cola and vanilla flavors mingle in this polished red. The light, firm tannins and orange peel acidity are balanced, giving way to a spicy finish. Drink now through 2015.
Intensives Kirschrot. In der Nase reife Frucht, feine Toastnoten, Kaffee. Wunderbare Fruchtkomponenten der Garnachatrauben. Am Gaumen füllig, fleischig, geschmackvolle, schön integrierte Tannine, körperreich. Ein langer, fruchtiger Abgang.
The bright red color of our 2009 Red Blend leads to ripe, jammy aromas and nuances of oak. These aromas extend to the palate, creating a bright, medium-bodied wine with a round, smooth finish.
Bright violet color. Dark berry and cherry aromas and flavors show liqueur-like character. Warm, spicy and fleshy, with good finishing breadth and gentle tannins. Plenty of fruit here, and just enough spiciness to keep the slightly jammy fruit in check.
Kirschrot. Sehr fruchtige, kompottige Aromen. Am Gaumen wunderbare Frucht mit schönem, gehaltvollem, frischen Abgang.
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