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Mancuso Garnacha, Cariñena 2018

Red Wine from Spain
Exquisitely perfumed Spanish garnacha from 50-year-old vineyards in Cariñena. This comes from a small family project which is now run by third generation Jorge Nevascues. Pure and smooth with amazing length of flavour.
Price: £12.95 Bottle
Price: £77.50 Case of 6
In Stock
Code: SP16411

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Full-bodied
  • Grenache/Garnacha
  • 14.5% Alcohol
  • Oak used but not v. noticeable
  • Now to 2025
  • 75cl
  • Cork, natural
2018 vintage reviews

Scottish Field

There’s a touch of herby garigue amid the dark berry and violet aromas, and then an explosion of blackcurrant on the tongue, developing into powdery tannins, and dark chocolate on the finish....
There’s a touch of herby garigue amid the dark berry and violet aromas, and then an explosion of blackcurrant on the tongue, developing into powdery tannins, and dark chocolate on the finish. There’s enough chocolate there to give Rioja fans a fun alternative, while followers of new wave grenache will rejoice in the rounded fruit flavours from the 50-year-old vines.
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- Peter Ranscombe

JancisRobinson.com

New wine. Mid crimson. Sturdier than the most fashionable Spanish Garnachas. Masses of impact! This is more Châteauneuf than Gredos but it's great value. Jewelly sweet fruit but with enough...
New wine. Mid crimson. Sturdier than the most fashionable Spanish Garnachas. Masses of impact! This is more Châteauneuf than Gredos but it's great value. Jewelly sweet fruit but with enough tannin and acidity to keep it appetising. Really very exciting indeed – not least because there is a bit of evolution as well as this great fruit. Navascués strikes again! Beautifully rich yet composed for current drinking. Very good value.
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16.5/20

decanter.com

This garnacha from a small family estate has seen a year of ageing, in a mix of concrete and 500L French oak barrels. There's a discernible creamy, light oak influence, but it's fresh and...
This garnacha from a small family estate has seen a year of ageing, in a mix of concrete and 500L French oak barrels. There's a discernible creamy, light oak influence, but it's fresh and floral at the same time, down to the slate soils, old vines (bush vines, 50 years old, hand picked), and 650m altitude. Dark berry character and the structure to match with robust meat dishes.
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89/100 Amy Wislocki

Yorkshire Post

Old vines, high altitude and expert winemaking have produced a wine with floral aromas, blackberry and raspberry fruit on the palate with rounded easy tannins and a sense that this is a lot more...
Old vines, high altitude and expert winemaking have produced a wine with floral aromas, blackberry and raspberry fruit on the palate with rounded easy tannins and a sense that this is a lot more serious than its price suggests.  The winemaker is Jorge Navascues, who also makes the famous Contino wines in Rioja.
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- Christine Austin

The Scotsman

Grown on slate soils at high altitude (650m), this garnacha from 50-year-old bush vines made by a family project is really pushing the boundaries with this exciting grape. It shows the floral side of ...
Grown on slate soils at high altitude (650m), this garnacha from 50-year-old bush vines made by a family project is really pushing the boundaries with this exciting grape. It shows the floral side of grenache giving fabulous purity, velvet smooth tannins and a long finish.
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- Rose Murray Brown

matthewjukes.com

A new find for me, this is a brilliant grenache with a reassuringly earthy palate, a crisp finish and a genuine sense of terroir under the cherry and plum drenched palate.

- Matthew Jukes

midweekwines.co.uk

While a notable exception to the “uncelebrated” status of garnacha is in the distinctive wines of Priorat in Cataluña – however, volumes and yields there are low and...
While a notable exception to the “uncelebrated” status of garnacha is in the distinctive wines of Priorat in Cataluña – however, volumes and yields there are low and (consequently) prices are high. So, for a great value option, try this one from Carineña. Concentrated and sophisticated, [this] delivers brilliant loganberry, black cherry and damson flavours partnered by smooth tannin and suggestions of clove, dark chocolate and ginger with associated hints of sweetness.
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- Brian Elliott

The Guardian

A gloriously lush, full-bodied red to go with more robust roast and grilled vegetables, especially red peppers and aubergines.

- Fiona Beckett

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