Garnacha Tintorera is known for its deep color and here it coats the
glass and imparts aromas of brooding black fruits, licorice, espresso
and pepper. Dense, savory and rich.
Paella, pasta, (noodles, spaghetti, macaroni), vegetables, mushroom, stewed meat, sausage, pork, roast meat, red and/or white meat with sauces, grilled meat, short or medium cheeses.
Blend: 75% Garnacha Tintorera, 25% Monastrell
"The 2011 Laya does not own quite the same clarity on the nose as the 2010; it is a little creamier with lifted dark plum scents. The palate is medium-bodied with good acidity, the 2011 more elegant and refined than the previous vintage, blessed with fine tannins and tension towards the dark plum and boysenberry finish. Overall, this should turn out to be the better wine."
The Wine Advocate
"Bright violet color. Spicy cherry and black raspberry on the fragrant, spice-accented nose, with complicating notes of black pepper and smoky oak. Chewy, taut dark berry flavors show very good depth and appealing sweetness. Tannins build on the juicy, spice-accented finish, which is sharply focused and nicely persistent. This wine offers outstanding value."
International Wine Cellar