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Alto Moncayo Aquilon 2013 750ml

Rated 94 - (aged in new French and American oak barrels for two years) Inky purple. Explosive spice- and smoke-accented aromas of ripe dark fruits,...
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Alto Moncayo Campo De Borja Alto 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - Dark violet. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh red and dark berries, incense, vanilla and candied flowers, along with a vibrant...
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Alto Moncayo Veraton 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - Most of the Moncayo wines tend to sell for higher prices, but the 2014 Alto Moncayo Veraton is their least expensive cuvée, overseen by...
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Artadi Garnacha Pasos De San Martin 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - Gentle but energetic, this red offers cherry and berry fruit. Fresh and juicy, with accents of herb, vanilla and mineral. Vibrant...
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Artazuri Garnacha Tinto 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - Gentle but energetic, this red offers cherry and berry fruit. Fresh and juicy, with accents of herb, vanilla and mineral. Vibrant...
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Bodegas Breca Garnacha De Fuego 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - (aged in stainless steel and concrete tanks): Dark purple. Deeply pitched cherry, cassis and pipe tobacco aromas are brightened by...
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Bodegas Breca Garnacha De Fuego 2015 750ml

Rated 90 - Opaque ruby. Highly perfumed black and blue fruits and violet on the nose, joined by a suggestion of five-spice powder that emerges with...
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Bodegas Breca Garnacha Old Vines 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - (made from the property's oldest vines, which were planted between 1925 and 1945): Vivid ruby. Sexy, mineral-laced aromas of fresh red...
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Borsao Garnacha Tres Picos 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - (fermented in a combination of French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks, then aged in French oak for ten months before bottling):...
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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...

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.