Old Vine Garnacha 2019

“Buy an old-vine Garnacha.” is what I tell people who like red wine but are unsure of which one to buy. Breca’s 2019 old-vine Garnacha exemplifies why. Look at these reviews from top critics:

James Suckling: “A bold and ripe Garnacha with some nicely baked red cherries and strawberries, with some white pepper spices. Nice texture on the medium- to full-bodied palate, showing close-knit, chalky tannins and a ripe, but juicy finish.” He gave the wine 92 points.

Josh Raynolds (Vinous): “Inky ruby. Expressive red and blue fruit, spicecake and woodsmoke scents are joined by an emerging floral pastille quality. Juicy, penetrating boysenberry, cherry cola and candied violet flavors deepen through the back half. Shows very good depth and energy, finishing sweet, spicy and long, with polished tannins adding gentle grip. Raised in large used oak casks and concrete tanks.” Josh bestowed 91 points on the wine.

Jeb Dunnuck:  “I loved the nose on the 2019 Breca, which is loaded with spicy red and black fruits as well as notes of sandalwood, dried flowers, herbes de Provence, and some chalky, mineral-like nuances. Beautiful on the palate as well, this medium to full-bodied, elegant, balanced, straight-up gorgeous Garnacha is best drunk over the coming 3-5 years.” Jeb gave the wine a 93-point rating,

As good as this wine is, its price – sub $15 – is insulting. It should be $25 or $30 at least. But it’s not. $14.97 in some stores. Just Google Bodegas Breca Breca Old Vine Garnacha 2019 to learn what you’ll have to pay. Reminder: To take advantage of retailers’ full-case pricing (for wine and/or shipping), have friends join you in a purchase.

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