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2011 Tres Ojos Old Vine Garnacha Tinto Calatayud - 88 PTS - IWC

Tanzer International Wine Cellar 88 Pts"(includes 7% caberndet sauvignon, 7% tempranillo and 1% syrah; no oak): Bright purple. Exotic aromas of dark berry preserves, plum and dried flowers Supple and jammy on the palate, offering plush black and blue fruit and a hint of white pepper. Finishes with soft tannins and warm, lingering blue fruit and spice qualities. - JR"

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September 2013), 88 pts

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2011 Tres Ojos Old Vine Garnacha Tinto Calatayud - BTYH - Very Good +

bigger than your head logo 250"Garnacha 2011 is a blend of 85 percent garnacha (grenache) grapes, seven percent each cabernet sauvignon and tempranillo and one percent syrah; made all in stainless steel, it sees no oak, The color is deep ruby with a mulberry tinge; first your nose picks up notes of tar, black olives, smoked tea, followed by scents of spiced and macerated blackberries, blueberries and plums, the whole effect having a slight balsamic cast. Plenty of grip keeps dusty tannins on the palate in support of dense black and blue fruit flavors permeated by hints of bitter chocolate, lavender and graphite; vibrant acidity keep the wine alert and lively. 14.5 percent alcohol. Drink now through 2015 with grilled leg of lamb, braised short ribs, hearty stews. Very Good+. About $10, so Buy by the Case."
- Fredric Koeppel's Bigger than Your Head (October 10th 2014), Very Good +

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2012 Tres Ojos Old Vine Garnacha Tinto Calatayud - 88 PTS - BEST BUY - BTI

bti"Black ruby color. Herbal aromas and flavors of peppercorn herb rub and dried berries with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity body and a polished, interesting, breezy spiced melon, kiwi, nuts, and sandalwood finish with a suggestion of oak. A pleasant, easy drinking Spanish red that will cover a lot of bases."
- Beverage Testing Institute (August 31st 2016), 88 pts
Silver Medal - Highly recommended - Best Buy

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2012 Tres Ojos Old Vine Garnacha Tinto Calatayud - 88 PTS - WA

wa88"The 2012 Tres Ojos Garnacha contains 15% Tempranillo (I wonder why), and unoaked cuvée of 200,000 bottles that matures in vat for at least seven months before bottling. Of course the 200,000 bottles are not bottled at once, so you might find some differences from lot to lot; what I tasted was a very honest, fresh and fruit-driven red with aromas of cherries, garrigue and thyme with a medium-bodied palate, some weight and tannins that would do better with food. This is a red that sells for a song. - Luis Gutierrez"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 215, October 2014), 88 pts

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