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Bodegas Atalaya - "Laya" Almansa Red 2021


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Producer Bodegas Atalaya
Country Spain
Region Castile-La Mancha
Subregion Almansa
Varietal Red Blend
Vintage 2021
Sku 400000019321
Size 750ml

Wine Advocate: 90 Points

(4/29/2022) "The 2021 Laya was produced with 70% Garnacha Tintorera and 30% Monastrell, looking for a fruit-driven and easy to drink red with 14.5% alcohol, ripe fruit and a soft texture. 2021 was warmer than the average but with some cold spells, especially the one in January called Filomena that brought lots of snow, despite which, it was also a dry year and they got up to 40% less grapes. This fermented in stainless steel vats with neutral yeasts, with malolactic in barrel, where the wine matured for four months. This shows some toasty oak, but it might be because it's too young and very recently bottled. But vintages seem to take oak differently; they believe this will show as integrated as the 2020. Time will tell. In any case, it's a wine for the short term, and it's very good for what it is. Drink Date: 2022 - 2026."

James Suckling: 89 Points

(9/9/2022) "Rich, deep and fruity, saturated with morello cherries, sour plums, grilled Mediterranean herbs and spices. Quite fruity and generous palate with a certain amount of sweetness that makes it flattering, easy and approachable. Soft and smooth. Garnacha tintorera and monastrell. Vegan. Drink now."

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