Bodegas Breca 'Breca' Old Vines Garnacha 2012

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Bodegas Breca 'Breca' Old Vines Garnacha 2012

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RP: 91
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Item Number: 18544
Guía Peñín 2015 96
"Cherry and garnet colour. Ripe fruit aroma, spicy, creamy oak, toasty, complex, chocolate, earthy. Powerful mouth, flavourful, toasty, ripe tannins."

Robert Parker 91
"The 2012 Breca from Calatayud is 100% old-vine Garnacha (from vines planted between 1925 and 1945) made from yields of less than one ton of fruit per acre. Fermented in stainless steel tanks and then transferred to new to 3-year-old French oak casks for 21 months, this outstanding red is the poor man's Priorat. Mineral notes of wet slate and gun flint are intermixed with blackcurrant, black cherry and cassis fruit in this dense, full-bodied, pure, lavishly rich, intense Spanish red. It is hard to believe what one can get at this price point if the importer and wine producer are committed to high quality.

Founded in 2005, this winery owns over 654 acres of head-pruned, old-vine Grenache in both Aragon and Calatayud. Much of the soil is dominated by decomposed slate, but a second type of soil consists of gravelly red clay. The vines were planted between 1925 and 1968. Yields are a remarkably low one ton of fruit per acre, and the 80-year-old vines produce .4 tons of fruit per acre. "

Stephen Tanzer 91
"(made  from  vines  that  were  reportedly  planted   between  1925  and  1945 -  fermented  in  stainless  steel  and  aged  in  new  to  three-­year-­old  French  oak   barrels  for  21  months):    Bright  purple.    Deeply  pitched  dark  berry  and  spice-cake  aromas  are  complicated   by  a  floral  nuance  and  a  hint  of  mocha.    Sweet  and  expansive  in  the  mouth,  offering  fleshy  black   raspberry  and  cherry  compote  flavors  enlivened  by  a  jolt  of  cracked  pepper.    Closes  sweet  and  very  long,   with  supple  tannins  and  lingering  spice  and  mineral  notes."

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Bottles per case: 12

Type: Spanish Red

Winery: Bodegas Breca

Region: Spain >  Calatayud

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