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Alto Moncayo Alto Moncayo Aragon & Navarra 2008
The 2008 Alto Moncayo Moncayo is a big, beautiful, full-bodied wine that evolves to its peak over 3 hours. The nose opens to intense aromas of blackberry and plum, with pepper and spice in the mix. The palate is strongly fruit forward at launch, with dense blackberry and plum creating a thick, sweet fruit paste in the center of the tongue, held in check and focused nicely in a full-bodied palate with strong tannins providing a framework for evolution. Notes of herbal flavors linger at the back, while pepper and spice add heat on the top, and a metallic coating seeps toward the front, making this a wine heavy and full but also varied and long. The lengthy finish maintains interest as vanilla, oak, tobacco and cocoa dance fleetingly through the thick array of flavors. The lively spice on the top saves this wine from becoming syrupy and lifts it from its heaviness to a cleaner, brighter finish than seems likely at first pouring. A pleasant, robust acidity helps both fruit and spice evolve over an hour and beyond, evoking balance, integration and harmony from a rough start. Between two and three hours, the big fruit subsides and moves to the background while herbal flavors elevate and dominate the finish, leaving a slightly astringent aftertaste. But for the pepper and spice on the top, the wine might become thin, but does not. At four hours and beyond, the herbaceous backend recedes and grapefruit becomes the dominant fruit, melding with continuingly strong acidity to render a pleasantly sour citric center.
External Reviews for Alto Moncayo Alto Moncayo Aragon & Navarra
Leuchtendes Rot. Gewürzbetontes Bouquet, hinterlegt mit rotbeeriger Kirsch-Frucht, Noten von Heu, Holz.Weiche, feingliederige Struktur mit schöner, traditioneller Grenache-Gaumenfrucht. Warmer Eindruck. Schöne Basis-Stufe eines Garnacha.
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This alluring red packs plenty of flavor in its medium-bodied frame, offering blackberry, brandied cherry, chocolate and spice notes over smooth tannins. There's just enough acidity to keep this lively and focused. Drink now through 2013. 600 cases i... Wine Spectator. A Grenache wine from Aragon in Spain. 2008 Alto Moncayo, Bodegas Alto Moncayo 750ml