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Abbotts & Delaunay Coteaux Du Languedoc Boreas Red 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - A herbal, savoury, meaty nose precedes a ripe and warm palate with a gentle fruit and spice combination.
90DC
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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...
97DC
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Alto Moncayo Veraton 2015 750ml

Rated 92 - Round and juicy, this lively red shows ripe flavors of kirsch and mulled plum, with chocolate and licorice accents. Heady but not...
92WS
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Altovinum Evodia 2016 750ml

At an average elevation of 1000 meters above sea level, these vineyards are among the highest elevation sites within the province of Aragon. Even...
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Alvaro Palacios Finca Dofi 2016 375ml

Rated 95 - A deep and complex Priorat red, with intense blueberry and pomegranate character, but also with a certain lightness of touch. This has...
95JS
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Alvaro Palacios Finca Dofi 2016 750ml

Rated 95-97 - I also previewed the 2016 Finca Dofí, which has vibrant acidity and more freshness than the 2015. It's a wine that really stands out...
97WA
95JS
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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,...
90JS
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Beckmen Vineyards Grenache 2016 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2016 Grenache offers lovely brightness and intensity. Floral overtones and a host of red berry fruit flavors give the 2016 its...
90WA
90VM
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Birichino Grenache Old Vv Centenaires Besson Vineyard 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - There's a rather extreme minerality in play on this old-vine bottling, with wet gravel, scree and crushed slate leading the nose...
90WE
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Bodegas Atalaya La Atalaya Del Camino 2015 750ml

Rated 91 - Also a blend of Garnacha Tintorera with usually some 15% Monastrell, the 2015 La Atalaya del Camino was cropped from a wetter year than...
91WA
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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 2015 750ml

Rated 92 - Round, smooth and dense, this red shows harmony and balance. Plum and blackberry flavors mingle with black olive, toast and mineral...
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91DC
91JS
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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...
90VM
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Bodegas La Emperatriz Finca La Emperatriz Garnacha Cepas Viejas 2015 750ml

Rated 93 - Impressive peppery, spicy and blackberry fruit aromas and flavors. This wine has a wealth of succulent tannin sin a really refined,...
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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.