Red

2012 Altovinum Evodia

Garnacha

  • Spain
  • > Aragón
  • > Calatayud
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Community Tasting Notes 33

  • worbx Likes this wine:

    January 24, 2015 - Tasted at about 60°F. Color is vivid maroon. Aroma is sharp with oak, and some fruit hiding underneath. Flavor is also sharp, and lighter than I expected from the aroma. The fruit comes out a little more, but is less than I would expect from grenache. Good flavor anyway; I just wouldn't have pegged this as Spanish garnacha.

  • OldGrantite Likes this wine:

    December 21, 2014 - Very good garnacha

  • Niccolo Donzella wrote: (88 points)

    November 11, 2014 - Good weekday choice with a nice fruit/tannin balance.

  • GenoMcK wrote: (70 points)

    September 12, 2014 - sweet, JAMIE's favorite

  • Mike Kopanski wrote: (87 points)

    September 4, 2014 - I'm a little confused on exactly what I think about this wine. I definitely agree with Motz, who himself tried it a couple of times, that our fellow reviewers are not giving this wine a fighting chance. Yes, it is a little on the simple side, and may even have a touch of residual sugar. I am going to make a couple of guesses that of course are just an opinion. They are probably using these pedigreed grapes to make a wine styled for the international palate = soft, smooth and fruity at the expense of some of the nuanced flavors that are more for the experienced palate. Also, I get the sense some of the good stuff has been filtered out, for what could be many wine making reasons. This probably is not their best offering/vintage. It is tasty in a simple strawberry flavor sort of way. I don't hate it, and will try another couple of bottles.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Josh Raynolds
    September/October 2013, Issue #170 (link)

    (Altovinum Evodia Old Vine Garnacha Calatayud) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Altovinum
  • Varietal Garnacha
  • Designation Evodia
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region Aragón
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Calatayud
  • UPC Code 805109990012

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 304 (47%)
  • Consumed 337 (53%)

Food Pairing

pepperoni, Pork

Who Likes This Wine

83% Like It  35 votes