Olivares Altos De La Hoya Monastrell 2008 Wine Review

Olivares Altos De La Hoya Monastrell 2008
D.O.C., Jumilla, Spain
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Product #: 163154
SAQ Product #: 10858035


 
Price: $13.95
Alcohol: 14%
Drink: Now
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Olivares
Agent: Christopher Stewart Wine & Spirits
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A blend of 92% monastrell and 8% garnacha grapes. Inky purple. Deep, smoky, seductively perfumed bouquet of dark berries, macerated cherries, licorice and Indian spices. Powerful blackberry and cassis flavors are surprisingly lively, with notes of black cardamom and candied violet adding complexity. A zesty note of cracked pepper adds snap to the long, spicy, subtly sweet finish. Once again, this is probably the top value I found in my annual tastings of new releases from Spain. Some of the vines in this plot reportedly date back to 1872. Score: 91 Source: Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar

 
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