Comando G La Bruja de Rozas 2021


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“The 2021 La Bruja de Rozas is their edgiest and most austere mineral and soil-driven version of their entry-level red. It’s herbal, with no concession for fruit, and it has electricity and grip. It’s a good preview of what’s to come from 2021. It has a lot of 2018 and 2016 characteristics, a cool summer, a year with rain and even some during harvest that complicated matters and made them lose some grapes, but there’s more grip, more minerality, more depth, layers and subtleness. It needs time in the glass, and my guess is that at age eight it’s going to reach an outstanding level. A grown-up Bruja, it’s more for soil fanatics than the general public, and it’s one to lay down in your cellar (by the case) while you drink your 2020s. There were 55,184 bottles produced. It was bottled in August 2022. Drink: 2024-2030. 95 points

Comando G, what to say about Comando G… They have been downsizing their operation and fine-tuning their wines that are expressive of their sites and their vintages, achieving amazing precision. After years of working with old vines, they started planting vines for the long haul (“We want these new vineyards to last 200 years, not 80 years”) and focusing on three locations: Navatalgordo, Villanueva de Ávila and Rozas de Puerto Real. Today, there are some 70,000-80,000 bottles in total, but from 2023 onward, there will be no more than 50,000. These are highly sought-after wines that deliver world-class Garnacha. Unfortunately, the prices are escalating.”

Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (05/23)