New Release from Comando G. Truly Remarkable Old Vine Garnacha.

High in Spain's Gredos Mountains there are hidden vineyards. Here old vines have been tended by locals for generations, their whereabouts unknown to outsiders. Comando G was set up to seek these vineyards out and bring their wines to a worldwide audience. The result is some of Spain's most exciting wines. If they aren't yet on your radar, they should be.

Part of the reason these remarkable vineyards were ignored for so long is the variety they are planted with - Garnacha (aka Grenache). For years it was considered inferior to Tempranillo, suitable only for blending with other varieties. Thanks to the amazing quality of the new wave wines from Gredos (and Priorat, among other places) which focus on producing, pure, unadulterated old vine Garnacha, that view is now being rapidly reassessed. Inspired by Château Rayas (Châteauneuf-du-Pape's greatest wine, and 100% Grenache itself) Comando G are at the forefront of this movement.

In the few years that we've been stocking them, the wines have become increasingly difficult to get hold of, with allocations shrinking yearly as demand grows, especially for the top cuvées. The good news though is that they have just released the new vintage of La Bruja. This is their 'village wine', the best value in the range. It is gloriously perfumed, wearing its power and structure lightly. A wine that is deliciously drinkable, intriguing and above all perfectly balanced. It is lovely now, but put some away and it will surely evolve into something even more complex.