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Albahra Garnacha Tintorera

9.050 ratings
8.96 pro ratings
Spain
Garnacha Tintorera
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Casey Curbow

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

8.7

Cow manure with buried light tart berry fruit.

Cow manure with buried light tart berry fruit.

Nov 22nd, 2020
Will Stanley

Peculiar. Incredibly acidic - like Barolo but without the tannins (tannin is quite mild). The acidity is felt not on entry but as the wine moves through the palate, at the back of the tongue and roof of the mouth. There is very sour blackberry, crushed cherry and some (misplaced?) green pepper and green peppercorn notes, alongside the acidity which has a white grapefruit edge. Very taught, linear and quite difficult to appreciate beyond that wall of acidity.

Ultimately quite a confusing wine, but I wonder if this just needs a few years laying down to allow the acidity to better integrate. Had improved by the third glass, after three hours of air, with a pleasingly dry finish, but nonetheless I see this as a wine that could improve.

Peculiar. Incredibly acidic - like Barolo but without the tannins (tannin is quite mild). The acidity is felt not on entry but as the wine moves through the palate, at the back of the tongue and roof of the mouth. There is very sour blackberry, crushed cherry and some (misplaced?) green pepper and green peppercorn notes, alongside the acidity which has a white grapefruit edge. Very taught, linear and quite difficult to appreciate beyond that wall of acidity.

Ultimately quite a confusing wine, but I wonder if this just needs a few years laying down to allow the acidity to better integrate. Had improved by the third glass, after three hours of air, with a pleasingly dry finish, but nonetheless I see this as a wine that could improve.

Sep 20th, 2020
Justin Bothur

Some funky mushroom and soil aromas prevalent but mostly about the black fruit; fig and anise are there along with dried flowers and a touch of granite. Nice.

Some funky mushroom and soil aromas prevalent but mostly about the black fruit; fig and anise are there along with dried flowers and a touch of granite. Nice.

Apr 8th, 2020
Allison Lyzenga

Medium ruby; medium intensity aromas of red cherry, red currant, cranberry, bramble, underbrush, cloves; dry, medium plus acid, medium tannins, medium alcohol, medium intensity flavors of red cherry, cranberry, red currant, rhubarb, blackberry, brush, allspice; medium finish, well balanced, lighter style

Medium ruby; medium intensity aromas of red cherry, red currant, cranberry, bramble, underbrush, cloves; dry, medium plus acid, medium tannins, medium alcohol, medium intensity flavors of red cherry, cranberry, red currant, rhubarb, blackberry, brush, allspice; medium finish, well balanced, lighter style

Nov 12th, 2019
Iwan

Needed to open up a little. Unusual and energetic. Berries and mineral. Yum.

Needed to open up a little. Unusual and energetic. Berries and mineral. Yum.

1 person found it helpfulOct 16th, 2019
Randy Slepchik

In the style of the funkier wines that have been coming out of Languedoc.

In the style of the funkier wines that have been coming out of Languedoc.

Dec 24th, 2020
Craig Daniels

Pronounced acidity mingled with blackberry, plum and cherry. Just a beautiful wine, deep dark red in colour with a slight peppery nose.

Pronounced acidity mingled with blackberry, plum and cherry. Just a beautiful wine, deep dark red in colour with a slight peppery nose.

Oct 20th, 2020
Victoria Holden

So dry. In the best way.

So dry. In the best way.

Sep 20th, 2020
Adam Nesto

Chocolate. Raspberries

Chocolate. Raspberries

Aug 5th, 2020
Gabe De Roche

Nice acidity and good amount of minerality. More savoury than other Garnachas I’ve drunk with good complexity for the price. Nice with lamb and rosemary. Paid $24 at Vino Carta.

Nice acidity and good amount of minerality. More savoury than other Garnachas I’ve drunk with good complexity for the price. Nice with lamb and rosemary. Paid $24 at Vino Carta.

Jul 17th, 2020