Wine Review: Atalaya Almansa 2007
The Atalaya Almansa 2007 will surprise you not only with its ridiculously low price tag, but also with its richness in flavor. The Atalaya Almansa is a distinguished blend of Monastrell, Garnacha Tintorera, and other grapes. Brought to you from Spain, and aged eight months in French and American oak, its impressive nose consists of violet, blueberry, black cherry, leather, and spices, that seem fitting and appropriate given its rich royal purple hue. On the tongue, this wine is enveloping and elegant. Its delightful complexity contains the flavors of succulent berries and dark fruit, and its exquisite tannins are balanced by pleasant acidity. With a finish that is long-lasting and satisfying, containing coffee, oak, and other flavors, this is truly a wine with depth. Because of its considerable presence, consider pairing it with bold, flavorful foods like steak, pepperoni and cheese, pasta and chicken, or even spicy shrimp. Of course, it is also quite sufficient on its own! At such an affordable price, this is one of those wines to buy by the case (need some inexpensive, moveable storage for your extra bottles? How about a metal lattice wine rack?).
With an expressive bouquet and regal purple appearance, this is a wine sure to impress without making an impression on your budget.