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Bodegas Atalaya 'Laya' Alamansa Spain
90 Points

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Region: Spain Jumilla
Vintage: 2020
AB: $16.0 + price will vary
BC: $16.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -189902
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WineScores' Review

Supple, intense, succulent.
Great value at under $17, the Laya is made from bush vines grown on calcareous soil vineyards resting between 700 and 1000 meters above sea level in Alamansa; it's a blend of Garnacha Tintorera (aka Alicante Bouschet) and Monastrell (aka Mourvedre).
Cherry licorice and sweet mocha aromas are layered with vanilla, clove and a hint of white pepper. It has a supple meaty character and flavours of dark chocolate, toasted brown spice, wild herbs and fleshy black fruits.
Pair: Slow roasted or grilled meats, hearty Spanish stews or aged crumbly cheeses.

Pairs great with Gone Crackers Olive Oil & Cracked Pepper
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Cheese - Semi Hard / Medium , GONE CRACKERS

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2021-11-08 17:15:09.0


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