Bodegas Atalaya

La Atalaya del Camino Almansa Garnacha Tintorera Blend

8.412 ratings
8.62 pro ratings
Almansa, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Garnacha Tintorera, Monastrell
Top Notes For
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.

Nov 7th, 2017
Andrea Matthews

Musty taste

Musty taste

Jun 9th, 2018
Gigi Barsoum

Jammy and juicy. A little too sweet

Jammy and juicy. A little too sweet

Nov 17th, 2017
Lawrence Asrikin

Juicy blueberry and blackcurrant, fresh herbs, hints of anise. Full bodied and ripe on the palate.

Juicy blueberry and blackcurrant, fresh herbs, hints of anise. Full bodied and ripe on the palate.

Sep 20th, 2017
Joe Gillies

Holy blueberry and plum flavors. They smack you right the face immediately. Teeth staining purple full throttle and body wine.

Holy blueberry and plum flavors. They smack you right the face immediately. Teeth staining purple full throttle and body wine.

May 10th, 2017
Josep Ramos

Potent, especiat, fruites madures. Amb molt de cos i final allargat, bellugat i aspre. Una llàstima no haver-lo decantat una estona abans.

Potent, especiat, fruites madures. Amb molt de cos i final allargat, bellugat i aspre. Una llàstima no haver-lo decantat una estona abans.

Apr 12th, 2016
Jay Kline

Jay had this 3 years ago

Jay had this 3 years ago

Dec 13th, 2016
Toby Parks

Toby had this 2 years ago

Toby had this 2 years ago

Jul 23rd, 2017
Kim Bélanger B

Kim had this 3 years ago

Kim had this 3 years ago

Mar 26th, 2017
Juan Marbis

Juan had this 3 years ago

Juan had this 3 years ago

Feb 12th, 2017