New Wine In Our Dispenser To Try
2010 Breca Old Vine Garnacha
94 Points – Wine Advocate
91 Points – International Wine Cellar
“It may be the most amazing wine I have ever tasted at this price in over three decades.” – Robert Parker
Founded in 2005 by Jorge Ordonez, Bodegas Breca is 650 acre estate boasting old vine Grenache planted between 1925 and 1968. The vineyards, planted in decomposed slate and gravelly clay soil, are situated high on the hillsides between Sierra de Pardos and Sierra de Pena Blanca.
Matured for twenty-one months in French oak barrels, Bodegas Breca “Breca” Old Vine Garnacha displays intense aromas of blackberry, raspberry and violet, accented by notes of anise and mineral. Concentrated flavors of dark berry, wildflowers, lavender and vanilla merge with a lively hint of peppery spice on the impressively long finish.
Product of Spain
Alcohol by Volume: 15.5%
Mark(Franklin Liquors): Having heard the price it was a wine I had to try. On the nose slight coco and coffee…
This opens up in time and reveals interesting aromas and flavors. Medium wieght and GREAT food wine.
Characteristics: Oh lord! This is a dark horse of a black red wine –I might mistake this beast as an elegant Port for its cavalcade of deep, dark, ripe fruit plum and cherry fruit, brown spices, floral fragrance, and then the palate. Ripe and round like ripe plums whose sweet flesh are thrown into relief by their tart and zippy skins and yet for all its density this is still dynamic and engaging, alive and flexing. This is enormous. 15.5%
Wine review by Nicholas Livingston, January 2013
Wine Advocate, October, 2012
94 Points – “The estate’s oldest vines are utilized for the 2010 Breca, also 100% Garnacha from vines that were planted between 1925 and 1945 in decomposed slate and gravelly clay soils. Yields were less than one ton of fruit per acre, and the wine was aged in old large French oak foudres. This is an amazing terroir of steep hillsides and ancient head-pruned vines. Black raspberry, truffle, kirsch, lavender and liquid rock-like characteristics emerge from this astonishing wine. Frankly, I was at a loss for words when I tasted it. It may be the most amazing wine I have ever tasted at this price in over three decades. The wine world is changing, and Jorge Ordonez and his associates deserve a huge amount of credit for producing something this remarkable at this price point. Consumers should fill their trunks with these beauties.
Just when you think you’ve tasted the wine world’s greatest values, along comes the Bodegas Breca. Founded in 2005 by Jorge Ordonez, this bodegas has 650 acres, mostly old vine Grenache vineyards planted on hillsides at an altitude of 2,850 to 3,000 feet. All the vines were planted between 1925 and 1968, and yields average between 0.4 and one ton of fruit per acre.”
– wine review by Robert Parker