DEHESA 'LA GRANJA' TINTO 2007

pts
Mike Bennie
SKU
DLGT200710 UCAU
$37.99 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$37.99 Per item
5 - 6 Days Dispatch
Alejandro Fernandez's Dehesa La Granja is a striking 100% ungrafted, 'old-clone' Tempranillo. Highly aromatic, there are plenty of dark cherry, cola, and anise notes and hints of blood and earth as well. Although gorgeous right now, this has the depth and structure to age effortlessly for another five-ten years or so. It is a wine brimming with energy, rich fruit, spice and complexity.
Alejandro Fernandez's Dehesa La Granja is a striking 100% ungrafted, 'old-clone' Tempranillo. Highly aromatic, there are plenty of dark cherry, cola, and anise notes and hints of blood and earth as well. Although gorgeous right now, this has the depth and structure to age effortlessly for another five-ten years or so. It is a wine brimming with energy, rich fruit, spice and complexity.

Scores & Reviews

91 / 100

Mike Bennie

Low and slow winemaking here. Tempranillo spends two years in oak then five years in bottle before release. Do the maths and we’ve lost a few years, but that’s cool. Serious feeling tempranillo. Has that curious and kind of appealing scent of an old campfire then fig and date dried fruits, a splash of ripe currants. Flavours are tilting right into the savoury, secondary developed zone but there’s fresh acidity underlying and the wine has a brightness amongst the dusty spice and chewy oak character. Indeed, the soft finish and licks of dark berry fruit are very appealing, and a Chinese five spice note hits a high. It’s savoury as all get out, rippling with fine ribbons of tannin. Quite lovely in its zone.