100% Garnacha from Calatayud, Spain.
Purchased for $9. Imported by Monsieur Touton Selection, Ltd.
From the bottle:
“The ancient Garnacha vines which grow in the highest slopes of our region, produce very low yields. This grapes are little treasures housing all the secrets and features of our region. Aged in french oak barrels for 9 months, Punto y Coma is a soft and intense wine brimming with ripe fruit and leaving a long and nice finish.
If you’ve read The Reverse Wine Snob for any length of time then you know that we go gaga over Spanish Garnacha from the Calatayud. Uniformly excellent and oh so cheap, these wines probably represent that greatest value in wine right now. We’ve had a whole string of Bulk Buys on wines from this area, like the Altovinum Evodia Old Vines Garnacha 2011 – Money and the Bodegas Filon Garnacha 2011 – Crazy For The Calatayud and today’s selection thankfully falls upon those same lines.
The 2009 Punto y Coma Old Vine Garnacha by Castillo de Maluenda is a bit shy on the nose when first poured but opens fairly quickly with a little time in the glass. The primary aromas are black cherry, plums, raisins, a little spice and a hint of black pepper — very nice. This full-bodied wine tastes simply delicious with lots of rich and sweet fruit, wonderful spice, and a great mouthfeel. A little licorice and some mineral notes come out near the finish, which is dry and features more sweet fruit and spice that lingers in the mouth for quite a long time. Yum! Another amazing deal on a Spanish Garnacha under $10 that’ll humble wines more than twice its price. The Calatayud strikes again!
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.