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    Atalaya La Atalaya 2009
    Other Red Blends - Spain

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    • ST90
    • RP90
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

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

    Region: Spain

    Varietal: Other Red Blends

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Item no. 115593

    Winemaker's Notes:

    #54 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012

    Deep red cherry in color. There is an elegant, fresh and complex nose that highlights ripe fruit and floral notes. Nice and fresh on the palate, well-balanced with sweet but still young tannins, a delicious mouthful sensation that lingers on the very long and smooth finish.

    Critical Acclaim:

    A very aromatic red, offering floral and spice overtones to the flavors of cassis, ripe cherry, damson plum and smoky mineral. Firm tannins structure this muscular red, but it's balanced, and should show more with time. Garnacha Tintorera and Monastrell. Best from 2014 through 2019.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The 2009 La Atalaya is 85% Garnacha Tintorera and 15% Monastrell that spent 12 months in French oak. It, too, sports a glass coated with glycerin as well as a super-fragrant nose of exotic spices, lavender, incense, and black raspberry. Succulent, layered, and totally pleasure-bent, this plush offering has a smooth-as-silk finish totally unexpected from a wine of this humble price. It is an amazing value in unrestrained hedonism.

    90 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Dark ruby. Smoky, spice-accented aromas of black raspberry, cherry-cola and minerals'; smells a lot like a northern Rhone wine. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering nervy dark berry and bitter chocolate flavors and slow-building spiciness. Dusty tannins add grip to the long, incisive finish. This could easily pass for a syrah.

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    adamsgoddess (3/30/2013)
    pleasantly surprised by this wine. great every day dinner red.
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    Dina L. (7/31/2012)

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