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In 1994, Pablo Eguzkiza and Telmo Rodríguez, along with a third oenologist, created a Garnacha from old bush vineyards in Navarra. The wine was called Alma (soul). This is how the business started, originally under the name of Compañía de Vinos de La Granja. The name was a declaration of intent: it made it clear that the company would be producing more wines in the future and contained a homage to La Granja, the famous glassworks, a centre of outstanding Spanish craftwork that has all but...
An alluring red, showing blackberry, tobacco, licorice and espresso notes, focused and expressive, in a broad but supple texture backed by firm, well-integrated tannins.
- 93 Points -
Aromas of red licorice with green olives, sage bush and plums. Full body, chewy and round tannins. Lots of fruit. From a vineyard planted in the occidental part of Rioja Alavesa in a village called Lanziego. Structured.See detailed press review
- 92 Points -
Josh Raynolds, November 2015
Brilliant ruby. The nose delivers an array of ripe red fruit and floral scents, along with hints of allspice, pipe tobacco and smoky minerals. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering gently sweet, concentrated black raspberry and cherry-vanilla flavors that tighten up in the mid-palate. Combines power and finesse with a deft hand and finishes spicy and very long, with supple tannins building slowly and adding grip.See detailed press review