The Laya is a blend of 70% Garnacha and 30% Monastrell, planted around 1000 meters (3280 feet) above sea level and aged for 4 months in French oak.
Garnacha Tintorera is known for its deep color and the 2012 Laya coats the glass and imparts aromas of brooding black fruits, licorice, espresso and pepper. Dense, savory and rich. Deep red cherry in color. Elegant, fresh and complex nose that highlights ripe fruit and floral notes. Nice and fresh on the palate, well-balanced with sweet but still young tannins, a delicious mouthful sensation that lingers on the very long smooth finish.
90 Points – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate:
The 2012 Laya, a blend of 70% Garnacha and 30% Monastrell, 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 not a complex wine, but it is supremely well-crafted for the unbeatable price. Excellent.