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90pts Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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.
Located just north of Almansa, Bodegas Atalaya is a brand new project born in 2007 from Orowines group. This cuvee is made of Garnacha Tintorera and Monastrell, two indigenous varietals, and aged 12 months in French oak casks. The result is a fresh red with a quasi-fatty texture featuring coated tannins and flavours of torrefaction, orange and plum.