Bodegas Atalaya ‘Laya’ Garnacha Tintorera Monastrell 2016, Almansa, Spain
Youthful bouquet with a strong core of fruit, oak and complexity; aromas and flavours of black currant, black plum, crushed dark berries and bitter chocolate. Plenty of dark spices of toasty oak. On the palate – plush, fresh, juicy and fruit core; dry on the finish with a warm alcohol note – all good. Plenty of youthful grippy tannins and moderate acidity add loads of texture against a backdrop of bark berry fruit flavours; generous chalky texture and length. Decant for service. Best from 2020 through 2030.