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Laya 2020

Laya

2020
90
PEÑÍN

The best description for this wine would arise from seeing the expression on the face of someone who...

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£9.25

/ 0.75 L btl

Wine Laya 2020

Spec sheet
Producer
Grapes
Origin
TypeRed Wine
Alcohol content i14.5%
Bottle size and vintage0.75 L - 2020

Review

The best description for this wine would arise from seeing the expression on the face of someone who has just tried it and found out how much a bottle costs: less than a fiver. Disbelief at first, followed by astonishment, and finally admiration.

If the first impression it gives proves positive, with the wine adjudged good, very fruit-forward and expressive, a mature wine with pleasant nuances from oak-ageing, creamy, spicy, sweet notes… on learning the price, the conclusion is eminently clear: excellent value for money, a fine blend of Garnacha Tintorera and Monastrell, two varieties indigenous to the Almansa region.

Aged for 4 months in French oak barrels.

Food pairing

Cured cheeses / Vegetable casseroles / Grilled beef

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:14ºC

Tasting notes

  • ViewPicota cherry red / Deeply-coloured / Clean / Bright
  • Bouquet:Elegant / Fresh / Ripe fruit / Floral scents
  • Mouth:Pleasant / Balanced / Unctuous / Sweet tannins / Young tannins / Long finish / Sweet

Wine critics reviews

Luis Gutiérrez
Robert Parker Wine Advocate


Vintage 2019 - 90+ PARKER

The fruit-driven and easy-to-drink 2019 Laya was produced with Garnacha Tintorera, or Alicante Bouschet, grapes blended with 30% Monastrell from an unusually wet year with torrential rains during the harvest. It fermented in stainless steel vats with neutral yeasts, with malolactic in barrel, where the wine matured for four months. It's very dark, almost opaque, expressive and open. This comes from younger vines yet is structured and seamless, quite complete. It feels like a very good vintage for Garnacha Tintorera in the zone. The palate is round, somehow creamy, and the tannins are ripe and juicy. 360,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2020.

— Luis Gutiérrez (10/09/2020)

Customer reviews

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by: johnnyrioja (19/11/2020) - Vintage 2019

Great value for money

I was a little sceptical that this wine could deliver and the price level it was in but I was wrong. A deep purple colour with spicey aromas awaited me after pouring and the wine was soft but not too light. At this price whats not to like about this wine.

by: Josef (29/12/2020) - Vintage 2019

Der Geschmack ist nicht so wie beschrieben ...

So ist die Beschreibung: Bouquet:Reife frucht / Elegant / Frisch / Blumige aromen Gaumen:Blanciert / Junge tannine / Langer abgang / Ölig / Süsse tannine / Angenehm / Süss Meine Bewertung: "angenehm/ süss" ist nicht zutreffend - der Wein ist trocken !!!

by: Ailecnotrehta (18/12/2018) - Vintage 2017

bringing happy memories back home

We were advised to have this wine when eating is a great, traditional, restaurant in Almansa in SE Spain this summer. It was delicious - and we could carry on enjoying here it here in the UK thanks to Vinissimus. A rounded and flavourful wine.

by: Christine Marie (6 May) - Vintage 2020

Laya - A journey of discovery

An intense wine with a flavour that belies its youth. We very much enjoyed this Grenache. Red and black berry aromas with a hint of spice. More dry than sweet it fills the mouth and even more as it breathes. Excellent value.

by: Jose Ruiz (07/12/2020) - Vintage 2019

Good wine after all

I got this wine not knowing anything about it. I was looking for Jumilla's Juan Gil winery wines and I somehow got this by mistake. In the end I must say it is a really good wine for it price.

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