2016 Herencia Altes L'Estel (750ml)

Grenache from Terra Alta, Catalonia, Spain

2016 Herencia Altes L'Estel

This firm red delivers mineral and sanguine notes that frame a core of plum and licorice flavors, revealing a balance of savory and fruity character. Shows depth, with well-integrated tannins and balsamic acidity. Drink now through 2026. 672 cases imported.

92 points, Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator (Jul 2019)

Aromas of violets, earth, ripe cassis and blackberries. Big, soft, sweeping palate, carrying succulent, concentrated blueberry flavors, as well as juicy plums and fruitcake. Ripe tannins cascade into the finish. Drink across the next 5 years.

92 points, James Suckling (Aug 2018)

Limpid ruby. Spice- and mineral-accented red/dark berry aromas are complemented by a suave floral topnote that gains strength with aeration. Juicy black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors deepen and gain sweetness with air but show very good energy as well. Seamless and spicy on the persistent finish, which leaves behind appealing sweet dark berry and floral pastille notes.

91 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous (Apr 2019)


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