“Bravo, Bravo and Bravo!”: 2016 Comando G La Bruja de Rozas and 2016 Rozas 1er Cru

Posted on: 05/10/19 8:29 PM

For the last few years we’ve relentlessly advocated the wines from Spain’s Comando G. Fernando Garcia, together with Dani Landi, have completely redefined what Garnacha can be, transforming an overlooked appellation of Sierra de Gredos into one of the most thrilling viticulture areas within Spain. Let’s not mince any words here: these guys are one of the most exciting success stories in the wine world today.

We’re not the only fan boys. In his newest book, “The New Vignerons” Luis Gutiérrez doesn’t leave anything on the table in his praise, describing them as “the most sought-after and talked-about name in the Spanish wine revival during the decade of the 2010s.”

We’re especially excited for the 2016 release. Why? 2016 is a glorious vintage for Europe – combining intoxicating freshness and vivid energy that have put a spell on critics everywhere. With their 2016 release Comando G clearly have made their greatest wines in their short, impressive run. Just take one look at Wine Advocate’s terrific 93 and 95 point review. “Comando G has produced their finest wines in 2016,” boasted Mr. Gutiérrez in his most recent review. “It’s really a killer vintage, and what’s amazing is that it combined quality with QUANTITY! The wines are better than ever across the board, with incredible freshness, precision and detail.”

These wines have always over-delivered. But with these high scores and this incredible vintage….now it’s just getting outright silly. Buy as much as you possibly can!

2016 Comando G La Bruja de Rozas

“The first wine to be released from what is surely their finest vintage to date was the 2016 La Bruja de Rozas, a blend from different plots in the village of Las Rozas de Puerto Real in the province of Madrid. I first had it at a restaurant and was simply blown away and ran to buy a few cases for my cellar. This is ethereal, weightless but powerful, intense, transparent, with beautiful aromatics and a silky texture, with the grainy minerality of the granite soils. It’s long, pure, available and affordable. It has to be one of the best value wines found in Spain today. Drinkable, in fact, gulpable today, but with the potential to develop in bottle. Bravo, bravo and bravo!” 93 Points, Wine Advocate

2016 Comando G Rozas 1er Cru

“The 2016 Rozas 1er Cru is their Garnacha village selection from the village of Rozas de Puerto Real was aromatically captivating, showcasing the style of the village, always lots of violet and wildflowers and the freshness, elegance and subtleness of the vintage, without a doubt their finest vintage to date. They refer to this as their mini-Umbrías, and it does have the elegance of that single vineyard bottling. This could be the bargain of the cellar because it over-delivers for the money.” 95 Points, Wine Advocate

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