Anciano wines are matured for years in cellars stacked floor to ceiling with oak barrels. This slow, controlled maturation guarantees the perfect balance between ripe fruit and mellow oak character.
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Intense ruby colour. Quite strong fragrance with ripe fruit of plum and cherry jam. Dense on the mouth, its body is the perfect result of the union between the smooth and round tannins and the correct acidity. It keeps the aromatic profile, although there are some toasted notes. Long end, full of flavour.
The 2012 Laya, a blend of 70% Garnacha and 30% Monastrell, has a superb bouquet of pure dark cherries, blackberry and incense that would normally grace a wine far more expensive. The palate is medium-bodied with layers of succulent black fruit that is neatly entwined with the subtle French oak. It is not a complex wine, but it is supremely well-crafted for the unbeatable price. Excellent.
90 Points Wine Advocate