Bodegas Gandia El Miracle 2013

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SKU 00151


Bright cherry with a deep robe and very luminous purple edge. It has an intense bouquet, an expressive and fragrant nose, dominant red fruit wrapped in smoky notes and mineral flavours. The nose is tammed by defined tannisn that bring to mind ripe plums and black olives, with a long berry-laden finish. A fine wine with a Mediterranean character.
Category Red Wine
Country Spain
Region Valencia
Brand Bodegas Gandia
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Wine AdvocateThe Spanglish-sounding 2013 El Miracle by Mariscal is named after the barrels designed by Valencian artist Javier Mariscal, that appear on the label. Against all odds, it is 100% Garnacha Tintorera matured for eight months in second-use French oak barrels. The wine is surprisingly aromatic with notes of red cherries, not as dark as you'd expect from a grape that has so much coloring matter with perhaps some herbal hints that add freshness. The palate is medium-bodied, with dusty tannins and good acidity, slightly rustic but with character and in need of food. A nice Garnacha Tintorera at very good price. 32,000 bottles produced. Vicente Gandía is one of the oldest (1885) and largest (40 million bottles) wineries in Valencia, but they focused on bulk wines and had never been reviewed in these pages. They have a wide range of labels across the appellations of Utiel-Requena and Valencia as they have separate facilities in each of them. Their wines often represent good value.

Robert Parker, February 2015