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Baltasar Gracián Viñas Viejas El Héroe 2020

Baltasar Gracián Viñas Viejas El Héroe

2020
90
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£14.15

/ 0.75 L btl
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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti15.0%

The wine

A single varietal made from Garnacha vines aged between 60 and 80 years old.

Aged for 10 months in French (30%) and American (70%) oak barrels.

Drinking and storing

Serve between 18ºC and 20ºC

Ratings and awards

202090 PK
201992 PN
201892 PN
201790+ PK92 PN
201617.5 JR92 PN
201590 PK92 PN
PK: ParkerJR: Jancis robinsonPN: Peñín

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Jancis Robinson

The 2020 Baltasar Gracián Garnacha Viñas Viejas was produced with a selection of old vines at higher altitude in the cooler part of Calatayud. The early-picked grapes fermented destemmed but uncrushed in concrete vats and matured in oak barrels and vats of different sizes for 10 months. It's ripe without excess at 14.6% alcohol, but it's still quite marked by the élevage in oak and comes through as very spicy and smoky. It's juicy and tasty, quite showy and with round, glossy tannins. It's cleaner and more focused than the previous vintage. 50,000 bottles produced.

— Luis Gutiérrez (11/11/2021)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2020 - 90 PARKER

Tasted blind. Aromatically closed and hiding lots of things, it needs time but when it opens it shows deep black-fruit aromas, oak and attractive herbal notes such as lavender, thyme and rosemary. On the palate, it is an explosive fruit bomb; very pleasant and juicy, with lots of intensity and yummy tannins. I am sure this wine comes from the best possible fruit with enviable concentration. The palate is vibrant and fresh despite such a massive fruit charge. This is a top wine costing around €10 in Spain – what a bargain! Crazily inexpensive for the quality. VGV - Very good value.

— Ferran Centelles (22/06/2018)JancisRobinson.com Vintage 2016 - 17.5 JANCIS ROBINSON

Customer reviews

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5 reviews
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Winemaking

Vinification materialWood
Ageing period10 months
Type of woodAmerican and French oak