Gil Family Estates Atalaya Laya 2019
$25.90 inc. GST
92/100 – Bob Campbell MW
92/100 – James Suckling (2018 vintage)
“An inky blend of garnacha and monastrell from the region of Almansa. Dense, rich, full-flavoured red with dark berry, Black Doris plum, and five-spice flavours. Bright acidity and firm tannins provide a solid backbone. Needs a few years to mellow or try it now with aged cheddar. Provides a lot of bang for the buck. Drink 2020 to 2025.” – Bob Campbell MW
Tasting Note: Bodegas Atalaya was founded in 2007 by the Gil Family of Jumilla. The prominent grape variety in Almansa is Garnacha Tintorera along with Monastrell. The 2016 Laya is 70% Garnacha Tintorera and 30% Monastrell planted around 1000 metres above sea level and aged for 4 months in French oak barrels. Deep red cherry in color. 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.
Variety: Garnacha Tintorera (Alicante Bouschet) and Monastrell (Mourvèdre)
Region: Almansa, Spain