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El Hombre Bala 2019

El Hombre Bala

The elegance and depth of a mountain Grenache

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x3 -10%


/ 0.75 L btl

(£26.28 x3)

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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%

The wine

You are probably asking yourselves what ‘the human cannonball’ has got to do with wine. To tell you the truth, we are too. But once you have tried this wine, you won’t be in the least concerned about the label or its name. You’ll settle for it as it is: an elegant and profound, mountain Garnacha.

The Comando G team make it: people who know all about the Garnacha, especially Garnachas grown at high altitude, and who employ biodynamic farming, doing everything they can to understand nature and convey the landscape in every bottle, and to offer fresh and elegant wines.

What does this wine taste like?

This Hombre Bala appears a cherry colour, but not overly intense, not very dark, as is typical of the variety, and the tears fall slowly. The aromas of fairly ripe fresh fruit are intense, inviting, with notes of black pepper grains and woodland hints (of Mediterranean forests) endowing it with tremendous freshness, balsamic notes and a background of aromatic herbs and a slight lactic touch that bestow a very interesting air of rusticity, understanding by rusticity, purity and genuineness; this wine is most elegant.

The wine is made with grapes from old vineyards, grapevines that are by now very well-balanced and the feeling of harmony is perceptible at all times. Moreover, there is a lot of similarity between the aromas and flavours. The entry on the palate is a little astringent at the beginning (the wine is still very young), of average volume (these wine producers are not known for making highly extracted wines, but on the contrary, for light wines) yet with a sinewy and fruity mouthfeel, and with tannins evident although restrained. It is flavoursome, with a subtly bitter background and some smoky notes on the finish. It is a very good Garnacha in its price range, and a wine for both spring and autumn.


Drinking and storing

Serve between 15ºC and 17ºC

Food pairing

Ox fillet / Meats with creamy sauces / Pasta with bolognese sauce / Stuffed aubergines / Roast suckling pig

Ratings and awards

201992 PK
201893+ PK
201692+ PK93 PN93 SK
201492 PK
201292 PK94 PN
PK: ParkerPN: PeñínSK: Suckling

Customer reviews

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The winery

Comando G Viticultores

Comando G Viticultores

Comando G is made up of Fernando García (Bodegas Marañones), Daniel Landi and Marc Isart (Bodegas Bernabeleva). Its 3 hectares of old Garnacha vines are spread out among the villages of Cadalso de los Vidrios and Rozas de Puerto Real, near the Sierra de Gredos mountains, on granite soil and at an altitude of between 900 and 1,000 metres....