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2016 Daniel Landi Las IruelasGrenache / Garnacha from Spain

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"Las Iruelas is a muscular Garnacha from a plot of 60+ year old, head-pruned vines planted at an elevation of over 1000 meters above sea level. A mixed and sandy terroir of gra...

  • 97 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
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"As a result of a soil study, the 2016 Las Iruelas comes only from the higher altitude part of the vineyard, a stonier and convex part that deliver more subtle wines with positive intensity, subtleness and detail. It felt a little shy and reticent, with finesse, tons of white pepper, wildflowers, herbs and berries with a depth and clout, which I had not seen in previous years. This can feel a little tight, even reductive at first and decanting it in advance can be a good idea. This character tells me that this wine might behave brilliantly in the bottle and have a long and positive evolution. 2,821 bottles and 50 magnums were filled in February 2018."

95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

"Hay, tea leaves, incense, dried rose petals, tangerine peel and moss. Medium body, loads of pretty herbal flavors, a steely tannin backbone and a long, savory finish. Very vertical and four-square. Clear-cut and deeply molded in a sharp shape, without any sort of embellishment. Light color. Drink in 2021."

Product Description:

"Las Iruelas is a muscular Garnacha from a plot of 60+ year old, head-pruned vines planted at an elevation of over 1000 meters above sea level. A mixed and sandy terroir of granite, slate, schist and quartz with patches of clay, this is the most complex soil that Dani Landi works in the Sierra de Gredos. With beguiling floral aromas that are more reminiscent of the Northern Rhône than the other bottlings from Dani, Comando G or Marañones, Las Iruelas shares the same delicate fruit and delineated mineral structure characteristic of the Gredos, but pitched deeper and more somber." - Importer

Product Detail

Item # 114568
Country Spain
Region Castilla La Mancha
Sub-Region Madrid
Ratings

97 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

95 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic and Biodynamic
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust and leather
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit and red fruit