From the heart of Spain, this is a glorious Garnacha. It's delicate and refined, but with excellent concentration and power. It's the texture that really marks this out - with zippy freshness and super-fine tannins. The best La Dama yet from this producer on the rise.
The 2014 La Dama, as with the El Terroir bottling, is produced with Garnacha grapes from vines planted starting in 1903. They told me they consider 2014 a beautiful vintage, healthy and balanced (although the organic and biodynamic vineyards then to be healthy and balanced every vintage!), and a pleasure to vinify. 2014 is a very complete vintage, with ripeness and freshness, elegance and power. This La Dama is a great example of it. They select the wines from stonier vineyards, where the soils are shallower and the mother rock is very close to the surface. These plots tend to produce more austere, mineral and elegant wines, where the chalkiness of the tannins talks about the limestone soils. This has to be among the finest Garnacha produced in Spain. This shows more elegant than any previous years, possibly the best vintage to date. Bravo!!
Ready 2021 - 2034
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Young 2023 - 2040
Young 2022 - 2033