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Rozas 1er Cru Vino de Paraje Grenache

9.037 ratings
9.07 pro ratings
Madrid, Spain
Grenache
Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

Brought to Tasting Group as a fun wine as it’s technically not testable. As usual, this was served double-blind. In the glass, the wine is a bright ruby color with a translucent core. It’s noticeably darker than it was when I first had this wine back in 2018. Back then, it was shockingly pale. The nose is powerful, massive in some ways with intensely perfumed fruit. Almost smelled like the taste of a Bomb Pop when you get to the part where the stick becomes exposed. On the palate, Rainier cherries and ripe brambles, with star anise, and a hint of pepper. Medium…bordering medium + acid with some really sneaky tannins. Finish is long. This wine still comes across quite primary yet, not quite as interesting as it was when I first tried it shortly after release. I’ll hold my remaining bottle to see what some additional age brings. I think some secondary characteristics could really help round this out.

Brought to Tasting Group as a fun wine as it’s technically not testable. As usual, this was served double-blind. In the glass, the wine is a bright ruby color with a translucent core. It’s noticeably darker than it was when I first had this wine back in 2018. Back then, it was shockingly pale. The nose is powerful, massive in some ways with intensely perfumed fruit. Almost smelled like the taste of a Bomb Pop when you get to the part where the stick becomes exposed. On the palate, Rainier cherries and ripe brambles, with star anise, and a hint of pepper. Medium…bordering medium + acid with some really sneaky tannins. Finish is long. This wine still comes across quite primary yet, not quite as interesting as it was when I first tried it shortly after release. I’ll hold my remaining bottle to see what some additional age brings. I think some secondary characteristics could really help round this out.

1 person found it helpfulJun 27th, 2021
Matt

Similar notes to LBT. The brett is overwhelming on the palate with this wine with clipped fruit and a finish departs acrid and metallic. Been somewhat disappointed w/ the 2016 Rozas 1er bottle variation

Similar notes to LBT. The brett is overwhelming on the palate with this wine with clipped fruit and a finish departs acrid and metallic. Been somewhat disappointed w/ the 2016 Rozas 1er bottle variation

1 person found it helpfulMar 15th, 2020
Shengli Hu

Elegant and lighter expression of Garnacha from Commando G. Fresh and tart red cherry and raspberry. Dried cherries as well. Violet, rose, licorice. Compost, Brett, peppercorn, and roasted tea. Bright ruby with garnet rim. Low concentration. Medium (-) acidity, medium alcohol, medium (+) tannin. On silt, clay, and granitic sandy soils. Whole cluster fermentation, 50-60 year old vines, vinified in concrete tanks and large old foudre. Altitude: 950m.

Elegant and lighter expression of Garnacha from Commando G. Fresh and tart red cherry and raspberry. Dried cherries as well. Violet, rose, licorice. Compost, Brett, peppercorn, and roasted tea. Bright ruby with garnet rim. Low concentration. Medium (-) acidity, medium alcohol, medium (+) tannin. On silt, clay, and granitic sandy soils. Whole cluster fermentation, 50-60 year old vines, vinified in concrete tanks and large old foudre. Altitude: 950m.

1 person found it helpfulAug 12th, 2019
Matt

Looks ethereal from the glass with its pale hue and its infusion like extraction. Whole cluster character adds significant amplitude to this wine’s aroma, its woodsy, spiced, and reminiscent of crisp red berries and dried flowers. The palate is focused, taut and finely grained. There’s cranberry, black tea, Ceylon, sage, and Brett. Tasted over several hours and after a few it took a plunge, the brett dominating the rest of the wine. LBT had very little brett character.

Looks ethereal from the glass with its pale hue and its infusion like extraction. Whole cluster character adds significant amplitude to this wine’s aroma, its woodsy, spiced, and reminiscent of crisp red berries and dried flowers. The palate is focused, taut and finely grained. There’s cranberry, black tea, Ceylon, sage, and Brett. Tasted over several hours and after a few it took a plunge, the brett dominating the rest of the wine. LBT had very little brett character.

1 person found it helpfulMar 1st, 2019
Bill Howard

This is crap. Sweet, thin and high alcohol. Don’t believe the hype.

This is crap. Sweet, thin and high alcohol. Don’t believe the hype.

1 person found it helpfulNov 10th, 2018
Jay Kline

Oh snap! This is serious. The color is shockingly pale, almost Pinot Noir-like but it’s clearly Grenache with plums, brambles, dark cherries, herbs de Provence, fresh rosemary, minerals, crushed rock...this has it all. Very tannic at this stage but whoa...the future is extremely bright. Delicious stuff. Need to find more.

Oh snap! This is serious. The color is shockingly pale, almost Pinot Noir-like but it’s clearly Grenache with plums, brambles, dark cherries, herbs de Provence, fresh rosemary, minerals, crushed rock...this has it all. Very tannic at this stage but whoa...the future is extremely bright. Delicious stuff. Need to find more.

1 person found it helpfulOct 7th, 2018
Brent Young

Best with 13 days of Slow Decanting

Project created by Daniel Landi and Fernando Garcia in the Gredos Mountains. G for grenache. This wine is the product of biodynamic farming of 60 year old vines on granite slopes at 950 meters elevation. I loved this on release and now I want to check in on it’s progress

DAY1
Served with the Vinloq System
Great things on the nose but the palate was mostly closed up. Strawberries, tar, acid, tannins…

Let the remaining wine Slow Decant in my fridge

Day13
👃Red, lightly candied fruit with anise & mushroom broth. Violets and brambles. Lovely perfume. Gevrey-Chambertin?
👅Fruit, licorice tar, violets. Silky. Acid and tannins feel electric on my tongue. Earthy, savory, and persistent finish. Beautiful. Great nuance

Slow Decanting made a big difference. This just needs bottle age to further resolve the tannins and this will be stellar✨

A ridiculous value at purchase, word has quickly spread and now these are hard to find. But worth the effort 🍷

Full note on Instagram “Vinloq.notes”

Best with 13 days of Slow Decanting

Project created by Daniel Landi and Fernando Garcia in the Gredos Mountains. G for grenache. This wine is the product of biodynamic farming of 60 year old vines on granite slopes at 950 meters elevation. I loved this on release and now I want to check in on it’s progress

DAY1
Served with the Vinloq System
Great things on the nose but the palate was mostly closed up. Strawberries, tar, acid, tannins…

Let the remaining wine Slow Decant in my fridge

Day13
👃Red, lightly candied fruit with anise & mushroom broth. Violets and brambles. Lovely perfume. Gevrey-Chambertin?
👅Fruit, licorice tar, violets. Silky. Acid and tannins feel electric on my tongue. Earthy, savory, and persistent finish. Beautiful. Great nuance

Slow Decanting made a big difference. This just needs bottle age to further resolve the tannins and this will be stellar✨

A ridiculous value at purchase, word has quickly spread and now these are hard to find. But worth the effort 🍷

Full note on Instagram “Vinloq.notes”

May 29th, 2022
Peter Zandbergen

Burgundy style in color, fragrance and mouthfeel

Burgundy style in color, fragrance and mouthfeel

Jan 3rd, 2020
Alexander Vadas

Ruby color with intoxicating perfume. More wine than it lets on initially

Ruby color with intoxicating perfume. More wine than it lets on initially

Jun 2nd, 2019
Ben Christen

Nice wine, clear taste and structure, great fruit and balance.

Nice wine, clear taste and structure, great fruit and balance.

Apr 27th, 2019