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Alto Moncayo Garnacha 2009

 
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Robert Parker 100
"I gave perfect scores to the prodigious 2007 and 2009, two of the greatest expressions of old vine Grenache from the province of Aragon that anyone could have desire. They both possess plenty of black raspberry, blackberry, kirsch and licorice characteristics as well as an undeniable minerality and precision that are remarkable given their full-bodied, massive concentration and intensity."

Rhone Report 94
"Even richer and more concentrated, with a slightly more serious feel, the 2009 ... read more
Item ID: #14252
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Robert Parker 100
"I gave perfect scores to the prodigious 2007 and 2009, two of the greatest expressions of old vine Grenache from the province of Aragon that anyone could have desire. They both possess plenty of black raspberry, blackberry, kirsch and licorice characteristics as well as an undeniable minerality and precision that are remarkable given their full-bodied, massive concentration and intensity."

Rhone Report 94
"Even richer and more concentrated, with a slightly more serious feel, the 2009 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Campo de Borja boast rocking aromatics of smoked blackberries, campfire, meat juice, graphite, and chocolate to go with a full-bodied, seamless, and beautifully pure and polished palate. This 100% Garnacha has no hard edges, a light, weightless texture, ripe tannin, and a long, hedonistic finish. Certainly, along the same lines as the Veraton with its sweetness of fruit and overall purity, yet there’s more richness and depth through the mid-palate, as well as additional structure on the finish. While it is a hedonistic turn on now, it should nevertheless continue to shine for upwards of a decade."~Jeb Dunnuck

Wine Spectator 93
"The espresso, toasty vanilla and licorice flavors are dark and sweet in this rich red, which features linzer torte, fig pudding and dried cherry flavors, with a plush, generous texture and soft, thick tannins. An extreme style, but sensuous and appealing."~TM

International Wine Cellar 92
"Bright ruby. Sexy red berry and floral aromas are complicated by hints of vanilla and cola. Fleshy raspberry and blueberry flavors are nicely framed by gentle tannins. Gains sweetness and depth with air, finishing with suave notes of floral pastilles and vanilla and slow-building tannins. This is surprisingly elegant given its heft."

Wine Enthusiast 91
"Smoky, charred and minerally on the nose, this has a balsamic berry aroma and lots of dark spice. It feels deep, pure and layered, with flavors of wild berry, toast, baked plum and dark spice. It finishes big, with hints of rubber, blackberry and lasting spice."

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Bodegas Alto Moncayo is a winery located in the area covered by the Campo de Borja Denominación de Origen (DO, wine quality standard). It was founded in 2002 with the aim of turning it into a world reference for Garnacha wines of the highest quality, prepared from native vine clones.

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Peter

Outstanding

"Gobs of pure bright fruit and a good backbone."