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Alaya Tierra 2018

Alaya Tierra

2018
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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/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Alaya Tierra 2018

Type

Wine Red Crianza

Wine region

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

16.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2018

Review

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.

Food pairing

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

Tasting notes

  • ViewIntense / Opaque / Very dense / Almost black
  • Bouquet:Bay / Ripe black fruit / Damp earth
  • Mouth:Silky / Fresh / Balsamic notes / Robust / Profound / deep

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:16ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Jagallero (8 Sep) - Vintage 2018

Puente y equilibrado

Garnacha tintorera muy intensa, en color, en nariz y en boca, pero suspenderemos muy equilibrada y con muy interesante evolución en copa. Uno de nuestros vinos preferidos, asequible pero para ocasiones especiales

by: Joseluis (25 Aug) - Vintage 2018

Tinto intenso

Color precioso. Gusto que deja sensaciones de hierbas aromaticas y muchos aromas diferentes. Es un vino excelente.

by: Alejandro Martinez (30 Jul) - Vintage 2018

Espectacular

Soy fan de la bodega, pero solo había podido probar Laya y Atalaya del Camino. Este último me parece espectacular, pero Alaya Tierra aún lo mejora. De los mejores vinos que he probado, absolutamente recomendable.

by: Andy Pulford (14 Jun) - Vintage 2017

Huge wine

A powerful wine full of dark fruit flavours with a hint of oak at the end. Great on its own or enjoy with beef or venison. Will be buying again.

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.

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