The Wine Advocate: 90 points
The red 2015 Grand Itata is a blend of Cinsault and some 10% País mixed in the field from a low-yielding, healthy vintage. The vineyard was planted in 1960 with head-pruned, organically farmed vines on granite soils. It is fermented in small, 1,500-liter concrete vats with natural yeasts where the wine was kept for one year. It's quite earthy and with lots of spices (clove), a little rustic. The palate is quite tasty, also a little rustic with some dusty tannins, in need of some food, with which it should be quite versatile.