Highly-Rated Spanish Bargains

26 Jan Highly-Rated Spanish Bargains

These two bargains come at unbeatable prices and critical praise to boot!

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2014 Aletta Garnacha, Campo de Borja
On Sale $7.99
“Bright violet color. Assertively perfumed blueberry and cherry compote scents are enlivened by suggestions of cracked pepper and smoky minerals. Zesty, focused and pure, offering gently sweet dark fruit and floral pastille flavors that deepen on the back half. Closes silky and long, with slow-building tannins adding shape and grip. This outstanding value was aged completely in stainless steel tanks.”
90 points Vinous Media

2009 Rafael Reverte Garnacha “Cistum,” Navarra
On Sale $14.99
“The 2009 Cistum was sourced from 120-year-old ungrafted pre-phylloxera vines aged for 6 months in new French oak. Cedar, pencil lead, Asian spices, incense, and black cherry liqueur aromas are some of the elements leading to a voluminous, focused, layered wine with enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years. This remarkable example of old-vine Garnacha will be at its best from 2014 to 2024.”
92 points The Wine Advocate