2009 Bodegas Atalaya Almansa Laya

Red Blend

  • Spain
  • Castilla-La Mancha
  • Almansa
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • Harley1199 Does not like this wine:

    September 22, 2013 - Whom can like these kind of overextracted wines that RP.Jr employees were promoting? Things have to change...
    Maybe for a 4 bucks bottle this can't be better in that way.
    Four years on and still horrible.
    My last bottle os this people. I swear...despite are buying wineries everywhere in Spain. :-)

    ¿A quién le pueden gustar estos vinos sobre-extractados que estaban promocionando los empleados de RP Jr.? Esto tiene que cambiar...
    Quizás por 4 cucos no se puede ofertar mas en ese estilo.
    Cuatro años y todavía horrible.
    Mi última botella de esta gente. Lo juro...pese a que no paran de comprar bodegas en España :-)

  • ckinv368 Likes this wine: (88 points)

    September 15, 2013 - Drank with white truffle, mushroom, and chicken risotto.

    Smooth, good red fruit notes, with prunes, fig, black cherry, fig preserves, and white pepper. Some blood and leather on the nose, and on the finish. Finish is fairly short on this one. Seems to be well balanced, and still has some tannic astringency. Overall a nice daily-drinker. Enjoyable with and without food.

  • Barolo Raymond Likes this wine: (88 points)

    August 11, 2013 - Deep ruby, black core, narrow slow-moving legs @15% abv (sic). Medium aromas of black fruits and pepper, loads of smoke and toast, smoked meat. Off-dry to medium sweet, medium(-) acidity, medium dry tannins., medium(+) body and high alcohol. Medium(+) flavors of dried raisins, black prunes, Xmas pudding fruit, pepper, spice, salami, nutmeg. Glycerine-like texture, firm. Medium dry finish, lacks acidity to be balanced but oh man ample authenticity and rusticity. A very interesting wine and I hope to come across many more of these character wines.

  • ctbob wrote:

    April 11, 2013 - Completely drinkable, not memorable; ready

  • gigem91 wrote: (82 points)

    April 3, 2013 - Not to bad for $10 but it is a bit tart.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bodegas Atalaya
  • Varietal Red Blend
  • Designation Laya
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region Castilla-La Mancha
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Almansa
  • UPC Code 8437005068889

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 71 (27%)
  • Consumed 193 (73%)

Food Pairing

chili, Fried food, prime rib, pulled pork, ribs, roast chicken

Who Likes This Wine

80% Like It  10 votes