Parker-Gutierrez 93: The 2014 El Molar, pure Garnacha from young vineyards planted on north facing slopes, fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in used barrels for one year before bottling. The nose is nothing short of spectacular for a challenging vintage like 2014, when they had to sort grapes and produced less wine. They also had new vineyards contributing to this wine (and the regular Casa Castillo Monastrell that has some 10% Garnacha and 5% Syrah) and had more pieces to play with, more colors to make the blend. The palate is silky and vibrant with great acidity and freshness. It might not be as complete as the 2013, but I don't see it that far away either. 32,000 bottles were filled in September 2015. Galloni 91 Punkte: Brilliant ruby-red. Suave, smoke-inflected cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by touches of violet and cracked pepper. The palate shows very good focus, with a spicy nuance lifting the gently sweet, energetic black raspberry, cherry-cola and lavender pastille flavors. Supple, well-knit tannins give firmness to the clinging, floral finish of this sappy, incisive and seamless wine.