Bodegas Breca 'Breca' Old Vines Garnacha 2012
Item Number: 18544
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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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