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2009 Las Rocas de San Alejandro Garnacha Vinas Viejas Calatayud
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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2012

(made from vines that are reportedly over 80 years old; 15.2% alcohol):  Dark purple.  Blackberry and blueberry preserve aromas are complemented by notes of vanilla and candied licorice.  Shows good depth, offering smoky dark berry flavors and a hint of bitter chocolate.  Closes on a sweet note, with slow-mounting tannins and good persistence.

90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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