Almansa Laya 2014

Red Blend Red Blend
Spain

$15.95 (132605)

  • None
     
  • Drink Now Or Cellar
  • 8888

88 pts
4
July 23, 2016

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Great value in this blend of garnacha and monastrell grown on calcareous soils at fairly high altitude in...

Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)
John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Garnacha and monastrell vines planted between 700 and 1000 meters above sea level give rise to this modern style...

Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)
Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A very smoky, earthy nose with notes of tobacco and cedar. Full-bodied and muscular with overt and concentrated...

Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)

Community Reviews (1)

Trevor Sabourin
Trevor Sabourin

A big, plush, smoky blend of Garnacha (Grenache) and Monastrell. The nose is dominated by smoke, cocoa, incense, and exotic cardamom and clove, but there is a good deal of ripe plum, blueberry and blackberry fruit too, along with touches of cedar, vanilla, tobacco, and black earth. The palate is a pleasingly balanced mix of juicy plum and blackberry, cocoa, tobacco, some gamey/leather notes and more cardamom and clove. The wine is full-bodied, round and mouthfilling, and has medium acidity and tannins to keep things balanced. The finish of black fruit, cocoa, and exotic spice is fairly long

8989
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)