Opaque ruby. Sexy, spice-accented dark berries and pungent flowers on the deeply perfumed nose. Offers appealingly sweet black and blue fruit flavors that become livelier and pick up a hint of spicecake with air. Woodsmoke and mocha qualities come up on the impressively long, penetrating finish, which features supple tannins and a strong echo of sappy blue fruit. (aged for a year in new and used French oak barrels)
92 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous (Apr 2019)
The 2016 La Atalaya del Camino is a blend of Garnacha Tintorera with some 15% Monastrell from dry-farmed, head-pruned vines planted on limestone soils and averaging 45 years of age. It fermented in stainless steel and matured in French barrique for 12 months. It has a mixture of berry fruit and spicy aromas, a little less expressive than the 2015 I tasted last time. It has some dusty tannins and dark berry flavors. It needs powerful food. 54,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2018.
90 points, Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (Issue # 242 - Apr 2019)