This rather remarkable Spanish value hardly needs an introduction since this is the fourth year in a row we’ve featured it in our E-Special offering. Always over-delivering, always immensely satisfying, it is easily one of the best wine values in the world. Made by the highly respected Gil family, this 70% garnacha-30% monastrell blend is rich, layered, and intense without going over the top, thanks to its well integrated tannins and pop of acid on the finish. A huge crowd favorite at the last Spanish tasting, this is a classic “nothing not to like” bottle of red. Plus it received the following rather kind words from Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 2012 Laya has a superb bouquet of pure dark cherries, blackberry and incense that would normally grace a wine far more expensive. The palate is medium-bodied with layers of succulent black fruit that is neatly entwined with the subtle French oak. It is supremely well-crafted for the unbeatable price. Excellent. 90 points.”
At $7.66 a bottle by the case it is quite the spectacular bargain!