Rincon Del Tajo 2011 – Old Vine Garnacha

Rincon del Tajo 2011Lot 18, $18

Aaron:  This had a good, full flavor of cocoa and only a touch of oak but wasn’t as “warm” as I’d like.  This felt a bit metallic to me, despite its floral nose.  There were some dark berries and cinnamon on the smell which were pleasing but I didn’t get enough of them in the flavor.  89 points

Teri: This was my first old vine garnacha and I didn’t know what to expect. Similar to an old vine zinfandel, the flavors were smoother and full but a bit muted. The berry, slightly jammy, nose makes way to smooth tannins and leafy characteristics in the flavors (green bean, black cherry, and unsweetened coco). A long finish and the smooth flavor makes it easy to drink. Not as much jammy flavors on the taste but it carries the smoothness of the old vine grape. 88 points 



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