Del Jalón Altos Las Pizarras 2005, Do Calatayud

Grenache Grenache
Spain

$22.95 (358846)

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87 pts
6
March 01, 2014

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This mature old vine grenache is showing slightly overripe cooked berry pie aromas. Nicely soft, smooth and dense...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Although this is supposedly a repeat release of the same wine released in October of 2010, it's hard to believe it's...

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Allan Miller
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Paul Forget
Paul Forget

Very inviting and sophisticated nose here; cherries, plums, floral, savoury and spicy. Medium body, entry is spicy with light berries and sandalwood notes, crisp acidity and dusty tannins. I often find that Grenache can be to alcoholic but this one at 13.6% is reasonable. Food wine for sure. This wine would definitely improve over the next 2-3 years. Lovely wine.

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Mark Lesniak
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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

I don't have complete tasting notes for the 2005 Del Jalón Altos Las Pizarras 2005. I found this wine to be quite acidic, having a light body and soft to refined tannins. It had to be decanted for nearly 2 hours for some complexity to appear. I do think that aging it for 2 or more years will refine this wine, but at the same time, the already light body will further diminish. My impression: NOTHING SPECIAL to NICE (after 2 hours of decanting), somewhere in the 87-88 pts range - not a recommended buy. Tasted Nov/10.

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