Bodegas Atalaya

La Atalaya del Camino Almansa Garnacha Tintorera Blend

8.889 ratings
8.66 pro ratings
Almansa, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Garnacha Tintorera, Monastrell
Top Notes For
Kristin the Wine Girl

Decanted: Dark chocolate covered caramel on the nose! Berries open up big and juicy. Very nice. Undecanted: maple syrup-covered sausage over waffles! Tighter higher acidic presence on dark fruit.

Decanted: Dark chocolate covered caramel on the nose! Berries open up big and juicy. Very nice. Undecanted: maple syrup-covered sausage over waffles! Tighter higher acidic presence on dark fruit.

Jun 15th, 2019
Armin Pfleiderer

Sometimes a wine is just not my style but I recognize when there is obvious appeal to others. That is the case here. Sure, this is a decidedly oaky wine with undeniable alcohol burn—both of which I find unpleasant—but it also has a lush, rich, hedonistically dark berry fruitiness...like, to an unreal level. The smoky-vanilla notes of the oak work well with the fruit, but it’s just all too much. And that 15.5% (read: probably closer to 15.9%) alcohol? Oh yeah—it ain’t hiding.

Sometimes a wine is just not my style but I recognize when there is obvious appeal to others. That is the case here. Sure, this is a decidedly oaky wine with undeniable alcohol burn—both of which I find unpleasant—but it also has a lush, rich, hedonistically dark berry fruitiness...like, to an unreal level. The smoky-vanilla notes of the oak work well with the fruit, but it’s just all too much. And that 15.5% (read: probably closer to 15.9%) alcohol? Oh yeah—it ain’t hiding.

1 person found it helpfulNov 7th, 2017
Felipe Ferreiro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

8.9

Capa media alta, en nariz fruta roja madura , en el fondo notas de aceituna, ahumado. En boca buena entrada, potente , paso especiado y final potente y con madurez marcada.

Capa media alta, en nariz fruta roja madura , en el fondo notas de aceituna, ahumado. En boca buena entrada, potente , paso especiado y final potente y con madurez marcada.

1 person found it helpfulDec 28th, 2015
Austin Beeman

A delicious oil slick of a wine. Acid fans and tooth enamel quake in fear.

A delicious oil slick of a wine. Acid fans and tooth enamel quake in fear.

Sep 20th, 2016
Katie Hahn

Delicious berry forward red.

Delicious berry forward red.

Nov 2nd, 2019
Barry Grossman

Great representation of Garnacha. Fruit forward, but not too ripe.

Great representation of Garnacha. Fruit forward, but not too ripe.

Oct 18th, 2019
Yvor Nateta

Color Violeta, espeso bordes rubí, limpio buena viscosidad. Lagrimas largas y gruesas. Aromas frutales, con predominio Mora, cereza, chocolate. Estructura alta, robusto, acidez media, taninos nobles, larga permanencia en boca
En Madrid, calle virgen de la consolación 8

Color Violeta, espeso bordes rubí, limpio buena viscosidad. Lagrimas largas y gruesas. Aromas frutales, con predominio Mora, cereza, chocolate. Estructura alta, robusto, acidez media, taninos nobles, larga permanencia en boca
En Madrid, calle virgen de la consolación 8

Aug 19th, 2019
Tim Eller

Spain is just stupid with the amount of high quality, high value wine they make. La Atalaya is no exception. Mild acidity, juicy cherries and a hint of spicy pepper make this an interesting and easy going couch mate.

Spain is just stupid with the amount of high quality, high value wine they make. La Atalaya is no exception. Mild acidity, juicy cherries and a hint of spicy pepper make this an interesting and easy going couch mate.

Jul 29th, 2019
Pamela Cervisi

Very bold Spanish wine! Rivals a fat Cab!

Very bold Spanish wine! Rivals a fat Cab!

Jul 29th, 2019
jazzn1doog

Loved it.

Loved it.

Jun 13th, 2019