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    Atalaya La Atalaya 2008
    Other Red Blends - Spain

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    • ST91
    • RP90
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 91 International Wine Cellar, 90 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Spain

    Varietal: Other Red Blends

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 105095

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Ruby in color. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, red plum, raspberry, red cherry, strawberry, sweat, leather, spice, white pepper, chalky dusty soil, with some oak. On the palate, dry, medium tannin, medium body, very pretty spices and fruit, with a sweaty component that is distinctly sexy in it's exoticness, with nice balance, and a solid finish.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Vivid purple color. Decadent aromas of blackberry and blueberry preserves, smoky minerals, apricot pit and Indian spices. Broad, powerful dark berry flavors are framed by big but velvety tannins and enlivened by a subtle mineral quality. The minerality builds on the finish, which is impressively focused and persistent. These soils are reportedly high in chalk content and lie at 2,400 feet above sea level.

    91 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    The 2008 Atalaya is a blend of Monastrell, Garnacha Tintorera (Alicante Bouschet), and other unspecified varieties. It was aged for 8 months in French oak. Deep crimson-colored, it displays an aromatic array of cedar, spice box, violets, blueberry, and blackberry with a hint of licorice in the background. On the palate it has layers of savory fruit, excellent concentration, and a long, fruit-filled finish. It is likely to evolve for 1-3 years but can be enjoyed now. This outstanding value over-delivers in a big way.

    90 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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    Lars Christensen (2/29/2012)

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