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Alto Moncayo Aquilon 2015 750ml

Rated 97 - The top cuvee is the 2015 Alto Moncayo Aquilon, 100% Garnacha that’s mostly barrel fermented and aged in 10% larger oak American...
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Alto Moncayo Veraton 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - Much brighter and fresher than the other garnachas from this producer with herbal, orange peel and delicate berry notes. The tannins are...
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Altovinum Evodia 2015 750ml

Rated 90 - This blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah aged in concrete and demi-muid is a custom cuvée from importer Eric Solomon. Made from very...
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Atteca Old Vines 2015 750ml

Rated 90 - Rich, old vine garnacha ripened all the way to the limit. Poached raspberry and boysenberry fruits throughout, all framed in languid,...
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Austin Hope Grenache Hope Family Vineyard 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - Full of the lushness that comes with this brand in all forms, this bottling shows vanilla cake, toasty oak, red fruit, abundant baking...
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Bodegas Atalaya La Atalaya Del Camino 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - (fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged for a year in new and used French oak barrels) Bright magenta. Spice- and smoke-tinged...
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Bodegas Breca Brega 2015 750ml

Rated 93 - The top wine, made in tiny quantities, the 2015 Brega comes from the oldest vineyards of the estate (both planted prior to 1911) and is...
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Bodegas Breca Garnacha Old Vines 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - For a tad more money, the 2014 Breca, which is 100% bush-vine Grenache planted 1900-1940, is another take on this fabulous grape that...
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Bodegas Breca Garnacha Old Vines Tovana 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - Dark purple. Potent blackberry liqueur, cherry-cola, incense and mocha scents pick up a smoky nuance with aeration. Palate-staining dark...
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Borsao Garnacha 2015 750ml

Rated 90 - (made entirely in stainless steel tanks) Deep ruby. Aromas of ripe red berries, candied licorice and pungent flowers develop a spicy...
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Borsao Garnacha Tres Picos 2015 750ml

Rated 91 - Even better, and clearly one of the greatest values in the wine world, is the 2015 Tres Picos. It is a large cuvée of 24,000 cases from...
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Grenache

The Grenache grape holds the honor of being the most widely planted wine grape varietal on earth. It has a long and impressive history, and has been the backbone of the some of the planet’s most respected and famed wine regions, blended with Syrah in regions such as Chateauneuf du Pape, and in certain other Loire and Languedoc regions where it reigns supreme as a single varietal wine grape. In other key areas, such as Spain’s La Rioja (where it is known as Garnacha Tinta), it is blended with Tempranillo to make that country’s signature red wine, and is widely used as a blending grape in other old and new world countries, due to its unique character and jammy, fruit forward character.

For a long time, the Grenache grape was somewhat looked down upon as an ignoble varietal, incapable of producing wines of any particular interest. However, times are very much changing - in the right hands, Grenache grapes result in astonishingly intense and complex wines, full of fascinating features, and capable of achieving plenty of expression. For a while now, Grenache has been a major player in Australian wines. While not yet quite as extensively planted down under as Shiraz is, the Barossa Valley is bringing out some of the finest examples of this grape’s wines in recent years.