The 2014 Finca La Emperatriz Garnacha Cepas Viejas is made from 100% Old Vine Garnacha sourced from the Rioja Alta subzone of Rioja, Spain. It expresses beautiful minerality along with the big bold flavors of garnacha without the overwhelming and over the top character some Spanish wines can have. This great scoring wine is absolutely delicious and possesses an elegance that is normally not available for wines from Rioja at this price point.
Here is the review:
"An intensely herbal and floral nose displaying raspberries, cherries and hints of cloves. Mint, too. Medium body, ripe and juicy tannins and a very long, citrusy and savory finish. Made from vines over 65 years old. A wine that boasts superb finesse and style. Drink or hold.", - JS, 95 Pts, *Top 100 Spanish Wines of 2016*