Comando G Mixed Six


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2 bottles of Comando G Rozas 1er 2019

“The bottled version of the 2019 Rozas 1er Cru was a bit shy when poured. But with some time in the glass, the florality of Rozas emerged. Tighter than other warm vintages like 2015 or 2017, it has notes of sweet spices and red translucent berries. They waited until after the rains to pick the grapes, and this was harvested in October; then, they had to sort and discard some grapes, as the harvest was quite complicated after the rain. This had a longer élevage, a further six months in concrete and one oak vat to polish the tannins. It has pungent flavors and a persistence that defies the apparent ethereal character of the wine. It was a low-yielding vintage of 5,195 bottles and 200 magnums that were filled in June 2021. Warmer years need more time in bottle. Drink: 2022-2027. 94+ points

2019 is a warm year, in line with 2015 and 2017, but the wines are fresher. 2020 is still a cool vintage, maybe not as cool as 2016 or 2018, with a very mild July and warm early September. Then there was a lot of rain the 17th of September. Some vineyards were harvested before the rain and some others were harvested in three passes. 2021 breaks the succession of warm vintages in odd years, and the harvest dates are later than 2020 and closer to 2018. It’s also the year with lowest alcohol, many wines are 13% and 13.5% and only the ripest reached 14%. But the rain during or just before the harvest had a lot of influence on the harvesting dates.

All the vineyards are worked organically and biodynamically from the beginning, but they are in process of certifying them; they are hoping to get the certification before the end of 2021, so the wines from 2022 will surely all be certified organic.”

Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (11/21)

1 bottle of Comando G El Tamboril Blanco 2019

“The label of the white 2019 El Tamboril mentions Cuvée Homenage Dámaso, in honor of the old owner of this vineyard who died in 2019. This 2019 is a full 2% higher in alcohol than the 2018, and it’s honeyed and very much like a white Hermitage with the nose of flowers and the volume in the palate. At the same time, it has more freshness and acidity, but the profile of the wine is quite different. 2019 delivered a small crop, and there is only one 225-liter barrel and some glass demijohns of this. Which means only 332 bottles and 12 magnums were filled in June 2021. Drink: 2021-2028. 96 points”

Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (11/21)

1 bottle of Comando G La Bruja de Rozas 2020

“The first red to be bottled and sold is the 2020 La Bruja de Rozas, which feels a little more reductive this year. The grapes were picked before the torrential rains, so the wine shows a little riper than the wines that were picked after (the single vineyards). It’s flinty and with a note of struck match, with good ripeness at 14.5% alcohol. This is always aromatic and floral, pale and surprisingly ethereal and expressive, a very pleasant and surprising wine that tends to please most people. This is the wine that I buy in volume, as it’s a superb introduction to the Comando G portfolio and style at a very good price. Even though the nose is never short of spectacular, to me the signature here is the super fine grainy tannins from the decomposed granite soils. This goes back to the freshness of 2016 and 2018, perhaps a little rounder and less herbal, somewhere in between the two vintages. 43,175 bottles were filled in late August and early September 2021. Drink: 2022-2028. 94 points”

Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (11/21)

1 bottle of Comando G Mataborricos 2020

“I found the unoaked 2020 Mataborricos to be the finest bottling to date of this characterful red, the darkest of them all, as it’s not a pure Garnacha. In fact, there’s less Garnacha this year, as they got together all the other varieties found in different vineyards (Listán Prieto, Morate, Vidadillo and even white varieties). A higher percentage of the wine matured in concrete instead of tinaja, and the concrete vats have tighter closures than the tinajas, so the wines end up being less oxidative. The wine is crunchier and more precise, cleaner even, and with more marked character. It keeps the path of the 2019 but with the help of a fresher year. It’s only 12.8% alcohol, quite different from the other reds. 2,353 bottles. Drink: 2022-2027. 93 points”

Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (11/21)

1 bottle of Comando G Las Umbrias 2019

“The nose of 2019 Las Umbrías is quite shy, and the wine reveals how the vineyard is more sensitive to warm vintages; the wine shows darker and fuller than the ethereal Umbrías from cooler years. The rose petals feel decayed rather than fresh, and the wine is more mineral but shyer, less aerial and more soil-driven. It follows the style of the 2017 with a little more freshness. 1,285 bottles and 25 magnums from the 0.5 hectares of vines were filled in June 2021. Drink: 2022-2028. 95+ points”

Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (11/21)