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Olivares Monastrell 'Altos de la Hoya' 2020
$12.27 $9.95
John Gilman 90
"The 2020 Monastrell Altos de la Hoya from Bodegas Olivares actually includes ten percent Garnacha in the blend. The wine is aged in French oak, in a combination of barricas and foudres, with only a very small percentage of the barrels new in any given vintage. The 2020 version comes in at 14.5 percent octane and delivers a deep and complex nose of cassis, black raspberries, bonfire, a touch of licorice, a good  ... read more
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Size: 750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol: 14.5%
Closure: Cork
Item ID: #41696
Location at store: 102a
Item Description
John Gilman 90
"The 2020 Monastrell Altos de la Hoya from Bodegas Olivares actually includes ten percent Garnacha in the blend. The wine is aged in French oak, in a combination of barricas and foudres, with only a very small percentage of the barrels new in any given vintage. The 2020 version comes in at 14.5 percent octane and delivers a deep and complex nose of cassis, black raspberries, bonfire, a touch of licorice, a good base of soil, a bit of cedar and a lovely array of spices in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and complex, with a good core of fruit, moderate tannins and a long, complex finish that closes with just a touch of raisiny fruit tones. A very good Jumilla and a fine value."

James Suckling 90
"A fruit-expressive nose with blueberries, violets and hints of pepper and prunes. Quite fresh and elegant on the palate, showing an array of sweet berries, rounded by firm and ripe tannins. Fine-grained and spicy."
About Bodegas Olivares
"As Spain's winemaking revolution continues to flourish, one of the next hot spots promises to be Jumilla. Jumilla was one of the few places in Europe spared during the Phylloxera epidemic of the late 1800's. Virtually everywhere on the continent, vineyards were devastated and, to this day, can only be planted on grafted hybrid-American rootstock. For Jumilla, the key to its vineyards' survival was their sandy soil - which is anathema to the Phylloxera insect. And as a consequence, today Jumilla not only has some of the oldest vines in Spain, but certainly the largest number of ungrafted vines. Most of the region is planted to Mourvèdre, locally know as Monastrell. Jumilla's summers boast hot days and cool nights, resulting in fantastically ripe grapes with good acidity. Bodegas Olivares's vineyards are in the northernmost zone of La Hoya de Santa Ana. This is the coolest subzone of Jumilla, with sandy, lime-rich soils that produce intensely aromatic wines."
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EMPIRE STAFF REVIEW
A Terrific Crowd Pleaser!
"The dark ruby, almost purple, color of this wine is as enticing as its spicy baked berry and ripe plum aromas. Flavors of plum, blackberry, and black cherry are bolstered by leather, earth, and spices. All of this being said, its still a very approachable and easy drinking wine. Great for a BBQ or steak night."
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