2012 Bernabeleva Arroyo del Tórtolas
Grenache - 750ML
  • WA 94
  • IWC 92

Reg: $39.94

$29.94

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Reg: $39.94

$29.94

24+ in stock

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2014
The 2012 Arroyo del Tórtolas is one of their single-vineyard reds, in this case it’s a north facing-slope of 1.25 hectares, planted with 2,200 plants per hectare that are 65 years old. The soil is quite thin and poor... The 2012 Arroyo del Tórtolas is one of their single-vineyard reds, in this case it’s a north facing-slope of 1.25 hectares, planted with 2,200 plants per hectare that are 65 years old. The soil is quite thin and poor, rich in granite. Fermentation is carried out in oak tinas (vats), with stems, but on a higher or lower proportion depending on the vintage, and foot trodden. Malolactic fermentation is in used barriques of different sizes (from 225 to 600 liters) made of French oak where the wine ages for one year. This is the plot of vines that gets more complete ripeness, the nose is very sharp and focused, with notes of good ripeness, some pine cone traces, red berries, flowers and dry herbs. The palate is really supple, straight, vertical, with very good acidity (this is harvested earlier than other plots, as the grapes ripen earlier which somehow provides for better acidity) with fine, velvety and elegant tannins. This is a great expression of Garnacha and, even though it's not cheap, it still represents good value. Bravo! - Luis Gutierrez
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, October 2014
Brilliant ruby-red. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes Asian spices, raspberry, potpourri and smoky minerals. Extremely tight on the palate, offering vibrant red fruit and floral pastille flavors and a jolt of blood... Brilliant ruby-red. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes Asian spices, raspberry, potpourri and smoky minerals. Extremely tight on the palate, offering vibrant red fruit and floral pastille flavors and a jolt of blood orange. Opens up slowly on the finish, which clings with excellent tenacity and silky, harmonious tannins. This one should age slowly. 92+
JJB 93
Geoffrey Binder - JJ Buckley, August 2015
A bright translucent garnet color. Fresh and vibrant nose of kirsch, violets, raspberry, sous bois and cracked pepper. There’s a wonderful juxtaposition of up-front ripe fruit with reserved spice notes and acidity... A bright translucent garnet color. Fresh and vibrant nose of kirsch, violets, raspberry, sous bois and cracked pepper. There’s a wonderful juxtaposition of up-front ripe fruit with reserved spice notes and acidity. This has a subtle richness yet elegance that glides effortlessly across the palate. The tannins are well integrated, yet persistent enough to carry the wine through a long finish. Drink now and over the next 10+ years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Grenache
Country Spain
Region Vinos de Madrid
Vintage 2012