2016 Bodegas Breca Breca Old Vines Garnacha

Year: 2016
Appellation: Calatayud
Country: Spain
Wine Spectator: 89
James Suckling: 90
Jeb Dunnuck: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.5%
Price :
$10.95

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"Cherry and cranberry flavors are crisp and tart in this firm red, backed by vanilla and spice notes that soften the muscular tannins. Dense, but remains focused and lively. Drink now through 2028. 20,000 cases made, 13,000 cases imported. -TM" (WS)

"There’s a wealth of ripe dark-berry and spicy-fruit aromas here with black tea and a herbal edge. The palate is bright and assertive with blackberry flavor. Drink now." (JS)

"A step up in price, the 2016 Breca is all Garnacha that was fermented and aged 15 months in older puncheons and demi-muids. It has brilliant notes of kirsch, ripe black raspberries, crushed violets, orange rind, licorice, and spice box. Rich, medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, and balanced, it's another beautiful wine that has balance, integrated acidity, ripe tannins, and tons of character. Drink it over the coming 4-5 years." (JD)

Winery Notes:
Winemaker Notes:
A wine with a deep color and character, as well as lively acidity. It is characterized by aromas of ripe black fruit compote, overlaid with spices such as black pepper. There is an obvious minerality to the wine, proceeding from vineyards’ diverse range of soil types. The soils range from iron-rich red slate and clay to black slate.