2015 Bodegas Breca Garnacha de Fuego Old Vines

Year: 2015
Appellation: Calatayud
Country: Spain
Wine Spectator: 87
Wine Advocate: 89
Vinous Media: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.5%
Price :

"This dense red delivers rich flavors of macerated berry, dark chocolate and licorice, in a thick, velvety texture, with light tannins and just enough acidity for balance. A bit candied, but appealing. Drink now. 10,000 cases made.–TM " (WS)

"Two gorgeous reds from Breca include the generic 2015 Garnacha De Fuego from Aragon. This comes from a large regional vineyard spread over many different terroirs. The vines are respectably old, all having been planted between the end of World War II (1945) and 1976. The wine is 100% Grenache from the oldest clone of Grenache in the world and the one that was adopted by France in the Rhône Valley and the Languedoc-Roussillon. The wine spent its entire life in cement and stainless-steel tanks before being bottled unfiltered. A lovely sleeper from Jorge Ordoñez Selections, this wine show loads of black raspberry, cherry, liqueur notes, licorice, a lush medium-bodied mouthfeel, beautiful purity and a juicy texture. Drink it over the next several years. It is a remarkable wine value!

This excellent winery in the value paradise of Calatayud is a large one, with more than 380 acres planted. The yields are remarkably small, as most of the vines are old, averaging only 1.2 tons of fruit per acre" (WA)

"(made in stainless steel and concrete tanks) Opaque ruby. Highly perfumed black and blue fruits and violet on the nose, joined by a suggestion of five-spice powder that emerges with air. Supple, seamless and nicely concentrated, offering juicy boysenberry and floral pastille flavors enlivened by jolt of white pepper. The smooth, subtly tannic finish echoes the blue fruit note and hangs on with very good tenacity." (VM)