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    Bodegas Ateca Atteca Armas 2007
    Grenache - Jumilla, Spain

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    • WE92
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    Professional Ratings: 92 Wine Enthusiast, 92 International Wine Cellar, 91 Wine Spectator, 91 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Jumilla, Spain

    Varietal: Grenache

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 15%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 113678

    Winemaker's Notes:

    100% garnacha from vines planted in 1909. Opaque purple. Heady aromas of black and blue fruits, incense, smoky minerals and cured beef. Deep, sweet and expansive, offering vivid blackberry and blueberry flavors along with candied violet and suggestions of cinnamon, allspice and clove. The spiciness repeats strongly on the finish, which is strikingly fresh, energetic and long. This is very seductive right now and ready to drink.

    100% Garnacha (Grenache). The grapes used for this wine are a result of a very careful selection, based on low yield (less than 1T/Ha), of the best old vines from a single vineyard of 6.2 Ha planted in 1909 located high on the hillsides, 3,000 ft above sea level, near Calatayud. The vineyard is planted in principally decomposed slate and is dry grown. The extreme weather conditions and very little rainfall (around 350ml per year) in the region makes the plants roots to grow down to 30 feet in order to obtain moisture. Extremely careful hand harvesting of perfectly mature clusters with good sanitary conditions and additional selection made in the winery using a sorting table. 18 months in new French oak barrels.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Potent, deep and lush, with minty aromas and a lot more wild berry and tobacco than anything crisp or piquant. The palate is lush and packed full of ripe berry and black plum, while the finish is spirited, ripe, full and lusty. A rich, dark style of wine for modern palates. Ready now and over the next two years.

    92 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Opaque purple. Heady aromas of black and blue fruits, incense, smoky minerals and cured beef. Deep, sweet and expansive, offering vivid blackberry and blueberry flavors along with candied violet and suggestions of cinnamon, allspice and clove. The spiciness repeats strongly on the finish, which is strikingly fresh, energetic and long. This is very seductive right now and ready to drink.

    92 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Offering supple tannins and bright acidity, this lively red delivers a mouthful of sweet cherry, cranberry, vanilla and toast, while herbal accents keep it all grounded. Drink now through 2014. 500 cases imported.

    91 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The grapes for the 2007 Atteca Armas were sourced from a 13 acre hillside vineyard planted in 1909. It was aged for 18 months in new French oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it displays an enticing nose of pain grille, pencil lead, violets, plum, and black cherry. Structured and dense on the palate, this savory, full-flavored effort will evolve for 2-3 years and offer a drinking window extending from 2012 to 2022.

    91 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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    Sooki (12/29/2011)
    Very good wine. Spicy, smokey and creamy. Needs to breathe for a while as it is quite young. Will cellar for a few years and try again.

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