2012 / 750 ml.
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- OT Other Review Service
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
90 pts. Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate: April, 2013
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.
89 pts. Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: Sep/Oct 2013
Inky purple. Aromas of blueberry, cassis, bitter chocolate, pungent herbs and violet. Enters suave and smooth, then builds and expands, offering bitter cherry, licorice and floral flavors. The floral-accented finish shows good lift and smooth, sweet persistence. Fantastic value here.