Breca Old Vines Garnacha 2010, Do Calatayud

Grenache Grenache
Calatayud, Spain

$19.95 (329086)

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85 pts
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June 07, 2014

Critic Reviews (3)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A spicy, earth and abundantly fruity grenache - packed with characteristic juicy red fruit and sweet tomato. A rather...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is fairly rich, fruit, soft but mochafied garnacha. Some cherry pie and spice on the nose but lots of oak, mocha...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Pure vanilla-oak juice, with jammy-raisined fruit, prune purée and similar - here's a wine that's gone well over the...

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Community Reviews (1)

Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

Sporting a huge Parker rating (94), this heavy-bottled Garnacha is certainly not without its appeal. Soft and luscious yet structured, it opens with inviting aromas of blueberry, dark cherry, mocha, and baking spice, successfully balancing the vibrant fruit and oak-infused elements. But within an hour or so the fruit goes the way of Keyser Söze, poof, and what's left is raisin/prune juice and oak, offset with vanilla, thinning out rapidly, bitterness and chalky tannins on the finish. Certainly not a 94, not even close, it's a decent if hardly amazing wine that's fine if you drink it right away.

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