of herbaceous strawberry and sweet cherry fruit, it offers a pleasant mouthfeel as well as good texture. The word "Flaco" in Spanish means "dude," and this is a wine that all dudes can enjoy over the next year.
86 Points Wine Advocate
Bright purple. Black and blue fruit aromas are complicated by dark chocolate and licorice. Bitter cherry and dark berry flavors show good clarity and put on weight with aeration. Closes with firm grip, slow-building tannins and a hint of cherry pit. In a pretty grown-up style for the price.
88 Points Stephen Tanzer
Firmly structured, with a brooding intensity to the mocha, dark cherry and dried blackberry flavors, showing a touch of licorice snap. Spice, dried ginger and chocolate notes mark the finish. Castelгo, Tinta Roriz, Syrah and Touriga Nacional.
88 Points Wine Spectator
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