WA 90pts. - Tasting Notes - The Atalaya is similarly rich and delightful on the palate showing spice box, violets, blueberry, and blackberry with a hint of licorice in the background. Round and ripe with firm tannins and a lasting finish. Rated 90+
According to the Wine Advocate: The 2008 Atalaya is a blend of Monastrell, Garnacha Tintorera (Alicante Bouschet), and other unspecified varieties. It was aged for 8 months in French oak. Deep crimson-colored, it displays an aromatic array of cedar, spice box, violets, blueberry, and blackberry with a hint of licorice in the background. On the palate it has layers of savory fruit, excellent concentration, and a long, fruit-filled finish. It is likely to evolve for 1-3 years but can be enjoyed now. This outstanding value over-delivers in a big way.