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Alaya Tierra 2017

Alaya Tierra

Almansa (Spain)

Ink and petrol are none too often used for talking about wines, but this Alaya Tierra calls for them...

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£ 19.98

/ btl 0.75 L
Purchase limited to 60 btl

Details for Alaya Tierra 2017


Red Crianza

Wine region

Almansa (Spain)


Garnacha tintorera


Bodegas Atalaya

Alcohol content


Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2017


Ink and petrol are none too often used for talking about wines, but this Alaya Tierra calls for them. Its opaqueness is total and its colour the closest you can get to black. The wine tinges the whole glass with dense, very dark tears and on swirling, it slowly and deliberately exudes a certain oiliness: only the odd violet glint disturbs the attractive visual presentation.

On the nose it releases aromas of damp earth, very ripe black fruit, black olives and laurel. As soon as it touches the palate, it seems intent on immersing the tongue, weightily, and straightaway a captivating mouthfeel takes over, nothing short of magical. Its robust and silky, well mature and fresh; it appears to exist in a state of permanent contradiction, but it's precisely this which makes it so special. Balsamic, profound, disconcerting and almost eternal.

Pork / Mushrooms / Roasts / Blue cheeses / Vegetables / Meat casseroles / Roast lamb / Oven-cooked game meat

  • ViewIntense / Opaque / Very dense / Almost black
  • Bouquet:Bay / Ripe black fruit / Damp earth
  • Mouth:Silky / Fresh / Balsamic notes / Robust / Profound / deep
  • Optimum serving temperature:16º C

Customer reviews

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by: danny dominguez (24 Jan) - Vintage 2017

full bodied mega bomb from almansa.

this garnacha tintorera from almansa never disappoints. full bodied and robust,16% alcohol, touch sweet,chocolate, red and black fruits,very dense ,touch oaky, smoky and super complex. will keep buying for sure.

by: Michael (10 Jan) - Vintage 2017


Dieser Wein habe ich schon seit längerem in meinem Keller der immer wieder gut bei Freunden ankommt. Er ist das Flaggschiff meines Kellers der bei besonderen Anlässen geöffnet wird, und die Begeisterung ist übersehbar.Top

by: Alessandro N. (29/10/2019) - Vintage 2017

Meravigliosa sorpresa!

Nero come inchiostro, impenetrabile, odore avvolgente. Strutturato e potente nel gusto, si fa fatica ad accettare la fine della bottiglia. Uno dei migliori vini spagnoli. Continuate così!!!!

by: Andrea p. (01/10/2018) - Vintage 2016


Vino spettacolare... profumi... sapori... di tutto. Da assaggiare assolutamente. Ottimo abbinato con il patanegra. Dopo 2 bicchieri ti stende ma ne vale la pena

by: V. Ferrer (24/08/2018) - Vintage 2016


Ya había probado todos los productos de esta bodega, solo me faltaba este. La Atalaya del Camino ya me había impresionado muy gratamente, pero este es aún mejor. Potencia y sabor que persiste en la boca. De lo mejor que he probado últimamente.

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