TN: 2007 Altovinum Calatayud Evodia (Spain, Aragón, Calatayud)

  • 2007 Altovinum Calatayud Evodia - Spain, Aragón, Calatayud (10/8/2009)
    Another cheapo Spanish wine that delivers! Dark wild berry, blackberry, strawberry, plum fruit…funked up nicely with a little sweet tar asphalt, white pepper spice, some dried florals, anise. Intense with the dark wooded spice, and a little out a whack with the sweet/sour acidity…but THIS $7 bottle of wine is tasty, and gives you bright fresh fruit, florals, and spices…what the hell else do ya want??? I drank the whole bottle by myself…killer wine for the $$$!!! (90 pts.)

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Here in Oregon it sells for $9.99. Supposedly this is the Eric Solomon replacement for Las Rocas which is now marketed by Gallo at $11.99. Yes, it is quite tasty for the price.

We sell this wine at my shop. I think it is pretty good, a little ripe and alcoholic for my taste. But well made for the price.

Good stuff. This is one of our weeknight go-to wines along with the Las Rocas.

NOSE: very “winey”; sweet red fruit – strawberry, red currant, strawberry jam; menthol; interesting high-toned hint of orange peel.

BODY: clear; ruby color of medium depth; medium-full bodied.

TASTE: ripe red fruit; strawberry and oaky spice – oak comes across as a French/Hungarian mix; slight note of tar/reduction/rubber tire on the front-mid palate; 14.5% alc. can be tasted a little – dull alcoholic bitterness; short to medium-short finish of moderate intensity; round; not much structure; drink now.

B: 50, 5, 12, 14, 6 = (87 pts.)

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Here is my note on the 2008

  • 2008 Altovinum Calatayud Evodia - Spain, Aragón, Calatayud (12/14/2010)
    Popped and poured. Garnet color in the glass. Red fruit aromas without any floral character. Taste of strawberries and red cherries that gives way to bright acidity. Medium weight with a bit of a bitter finish and then just a slight hint of mocha.

Great QPR at $10/bottle. (85 pts.)

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wow. crazy how similar our notes are, steve.