Red

2007 Bodegas Ateca Calatayud Atteca Old Vines

Garnacha

  • Spain
  • Aragón
  • Calatayud
Drink between 2009 - 2014 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 133

  • forceberry wrote: 87 points

    March 22, 2022 - 100% Garnacha from centenarian vineyards planted at the turn of the 20th century. Aged for 10 months in oak barrels. 14,5% alcohol.

    Luminous, deep and moderately translucent cherry red color. Vibrant nose of ripe red plums, some wild strawberries, a little bit of bilberry, light evolved meaty tones, a hint of savory wood spice, a sweet touch of dried figs and a whiff of alcohol. The wine is ripe, solar and somewhat sweet-toned on the palate with quite bold flavors of strawberries, some soft red plums, a little bit of savory wood spice, light evolved notes of meaty umami, a sweet hint of dried figs and a touch of toasty oak spice. The overall feel is textural but also somewhat soft and round, thanks to the medium acidity and sparse, ripe and almost fully resolved tannins that slowly pile up on the gums. The finish is long, somewhat warm and gently tannic with flavors of savory wood spice, some strawberry tones, a little bit of bittersweet dark chocolate, light evolved notes of meaty umami, a sweet hint of dried figs and a touch of ferrous blood.

    A juicy and tasty old vine Garnacha that is a bit on the fat side. The wine shows some evolution, but retains still quite a good bit of vibrant, youthful fruit, so for that part it doesn't seem like the wine would fall apart anytime soon. However, structurally the wine has softened up considerably and really doesn't call for any additional aging - even now the wine is a bit too flabby for my taste and could actually use a bit more acidity and tannins. This is good and enjoyable stuff, but the softness and lack of energy keep the wine from being truly great. Even though the wine might keep good for years, I see no upside to keeping it any further - time to drink up.

  • birdiefour Likes this wine: 89 points

    June 4, 2014 - Bought this on release, was very tannic but those are now gone and fruit has come to the forefront.

  • yvesbaeten wrote:

    March 28, 2014 - Toujours aussi terreux

  • yvesbaeten wrote: 78 points

    December 25, 2013 - Cd vin reste decevan ,Lourd,terreux ne s'ouvrant pas

  • K&J Likes this wine: 89 points

    December 3, 2013 - Nice solid, somewhat luscious Spain wine from the Calatuyud region. Think dark berry fruit meets slate.

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  • By David Lawrason
    12/2/2009 (link)

    (Atteca Old Vines, Do Calatayud red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Szabo, MS
    11/26/2009 (link)

    (Atteca Old Vines, Do Calatayud red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Back to France, Issue #3, 5/15/2009 (link)

    (Bodegas Ateca / Zabrin Calatayud Atteca Old Vines) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Bonus Reviews, 1/12/2009 (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    September/October 2008, IWC Issue #140 (link)

    (Bodegas Ateca Atteca Calatayud) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Library TV

  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Wine Tasting in Enemy Territory, Episode #750, 10/8/2009 (link) 83 points

    (Zabrin Atteca) #3; VaynerPAZZZ; COLOR-dark; NOSE-heavy orange peel, but a chemical / detergent component makes this a difficult nose; very "science project" more than fruit; doesn't seem real to me; PALATE-really ripe tannins make for a bitter back-end; chocolate is a dominant presence; well made, but I don't really like it; a little textbook; it comes across like it's a big wine, but then it thins out; I like the chocolate, but the blackberry and mulberry are not enough to carry the day; GV-83

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  • By Richard Jennings
    7/24/2009 (link) 89 points

    (Bodegas Ateca Calatayud Atteca Old Vines) Dark black red violet color; black fruit, blackberry nose; youthful, tart black fruit, blackberry, black plum palate, well made but not particularly interesting; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bodegas Ateca
  • Varietal Garnacha
  • Designation Atteca Old Vines
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region Aragón
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Calatayud
  • UPC Codes 819451007250, 8437005068230

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 241 (22%)
  • Consumed 852 (78%)

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Community Recommendations

Red Meats, Steak, Strongly flavored Chicken

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