Marques de Grinon Dominio de Valdepusa Caliza 2011
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Wine AdvocateCaliza is the name given to calcareous, chalky soils in Spanish, and it's the dominant soil in The Dominio de Valdepusa vineyards in Malpica de Tajo that gave name to the 2011 Caliza, a blend of Syrah, Petit Verdot and Graciano. Most of the wines are produced with a long maceration (four weeks), ten months aging in French oak barrels and bottled unfiltered and unfined. Quite dark-colored, the nose shows quite unusual aromas of biscuits, olive skin, mint, Mediterranean herbs, paprika and a touch of leather. The palate is medium to full-bodied with balsamic flavors and abundant, slightly dusty tannins. Good value. 88,000 bottles.
Wine SpectatorCurrant, black olive, sanguine and espresso flavors mingle in this powerful red. Muscular tannins and balsamic acidity lend formidable structure, but this stays fresh on the finish. An austere, savory style. Best from 2017 through 2024. 7,500 cases made.