Las Rocas Garnacha 2009, Do Calatayud

Grenache Grenache
Spain

$15.00 (269977)

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Medium ruby colour; cherry, red berry, vanilla and chocolate aromas; ripe cherry and berry flavours with a touch of spice; medium bodied, smooth tannins and medium length finish

Serving Suggestion
Pour with grilled sausages, lamb, pork

89 pts
15
February 19, 2011

Critic Reviews (5)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This grenache (aka garnacha) from nothern Spain is concentrated and well structured for a wine at this price. Expect...

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Margaret Swaine
Margaret Swaine

The success of this Vintages top seller has won it a spot on the LCBO general list. From 80-year-old garnacha vines...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A surprisingly concentrated, fleshy and muscular Grenache for the price point. A nose of bramble, blackberry and...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A rich, sweet, very ripe, simple but highly inviting wine here, with generous cherry and plum jam, raspberry pie...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

These northern Spain grenaches may be the world's best value in savoury, generous, easy drinking everyday reds. This...

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Community Reviews (10)

Val Alves
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Brad Mate
Brad Mate

2009 vintage is alot better than those previous of this wine. This wine tastes great and has the complexity of a Gigondas. 15 bucks...great buy!

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Igor Eren
Igor Eren

Very impressive deep ruby colored wine from Bodegas San Alejandro. Blackberries and dark cherries on the nose. Very fruity, showing concentrated ripe black plum and cherries flavors with touch of peppery spices and vanilla. Medium to full bodied, relatively high alcohol. Well balanced, smooth finish and long aftertaste. Manchego cheese, chorizo or tortilla work very well with this red.
Worth a try!

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Francois Botha
Francois Botha

Meatiness, cherries, raspberries, chocolate, and spice on the nose. Fruity and medium-bodied with softening tannins. Very drinkable.

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Adam
Adam

Tremendous value here. Loads of red fruit and peppery spice on the nose and palate supported by a subtle undercurrent of slightly underripe blackberry. The texture is smooth and supple and the finish medium and balanced.

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Gary Killops
Gary Killops

A good friend of mine swears that this is the best wine he has ever had. He buys a case (or two) of every vintage released.

I recently had the opportunity to do a vertical wine tasting of Las Rocas San Alejandro Garnacha and the 2009 vintage topped the list.

A bit more complex than the other vintages. Lost of interesting spices, smoky flavours, and black cherry fruit notes. Tasty ... I wanted more of this wine.

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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

The 2010 vintage. Soft, approachable grenache (garnacha), with notes of strawberries and cherries with a hint of spice. Oak is conspicuous only by its absence. Not surprisingly, alot like a Cotess Du Rhone (but without the garrigue). Good value at under $15, a steal when I picked it up at $11.95 on sale. Tasted Feb 2013.

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Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

From old vines 35-45 years old. Plush red fruit aromas from the glass. Medium-bodied with more red fruits on palate, joined by cranberry and spice box notes. Tannins a bit chalky. Good acidity with a medium-long finish. Serve slightly chilled. Tasted Nov/2012.

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David Brodati
David Brodati

Pretty bright cherry garnet colour. Muted nose, but this light to medium body wine shines on the palate. My novice taste buds get plum jam, sour cherry, and a bit of dark chocolate. There's some lingering here with a peppery, slightly sour finish. Tannis and alcohol heat are soft but somehow an overall balance is achieved. A versatile table wine, I enjoyed it with Pasta alla carbonara. Excellent value at $14.65, but I picked up a few bottles during the LCBO early Jan. 2013 sale of $3.00 off - a steal!

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