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    Herencia Altes Garnatxa Negra 2011
    Grenache - Spain

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    • RP91
    • ST90
    Price: $11.99
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

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

    Region: Spain

    Varietal: Grenache

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Item no. 118538

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Bright crimson in color, this wine is very expressive with notes of red fruits and minerals that leap from the glass. Plenty of fruit on the palate, a touch of complexity and sweet tannins.

    Pairs well with grilled meats, cabrito, and lamb.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Another incredible value and full-throttle wine made from 100% Grenache, Herencia Altes’s vineyards are situated high on the hillside above the village of Batea, where grapes have been grown since the 15th century. This offering, from very old vines and aged completely in concrete, is a naked, unadulterated, unmanipulated effort with great minerality (from the chalky, limestone soils) and an intensity and richness (from the old vines) that are normally found in $50+ wines. As I told Eric Solomon, at these ridiculously low prices, consumers will never suspect the wines are at this level of quality. This outstanding 2011 offers loads of kirsch, raspberry, licorice, garrigue and chalky minerality. Medium to full-bodied and dense, it is best consumed over the next 2-3 years. A killer value, it is a custom cuvee made for Eric Solomon by proprietor Nuria Altes.

    91 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Dark ruby. Suave black raspberry and Asian spice aromas are complicated by notes of violet and allspice. Juicy and seamless on the palate, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors and showing remarkable depth and intensity for the price. Spicy and silky on the finish, which leaves anise and raspberry notes behind. Here's yet another example of how Spain leaves the rest of the world in the dust when it comes to value in red wine.

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    shdwfeather (3/19/2013)
    What a steal. Great mineral and berry bouquet. Complex and delicious.
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    Nick S (3/29/2013)

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