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95 points Robert Parker: ...100% old vine Grenache... that is a joint project between Jorge Ordonez and Barossa winem...Read more...
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Vivid ruby. High-pitched red berry and floral scents are complemented by notes of mocha, vanilla and licorice pastille. Sweet and seamless but surp... Read more
I tend to drink Alto Moncayo during its first 5–6 years of life. Although I was sure they had aging potential, I did not realize just how much long... Read more
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Vivid ruby. High-pitched red berry and floral scents are complemented by notes of mocha, vanilla and licorice pastille. Sweet and seamless but surprisingly lively, offering intense black raspberry and lavender pastille flavors and a hint of clove. The floral quality gains strength with air and carries through a long, youthfully tannic finish.
I tend to drink Alto Moncayo during its first 5–6 years of life. Although I was sure they had aging potential, I did not realize just how much longevity these wines possess. They are generally full-bodied, powerful (with at least 15.5% natural alcohol), concentrated, rich wines made from very old vines and tiny yields. If you are not into flavor concentration or care about artisanal wines from great terroirs that have been ignored for centuries, this may not be the wine for you. Not one of these ten vintages was close to full maturity. The two most recent vintages, 2010 and 2011, were both late, cooler years and both have turned out to be sexy wines. I suspect that in many ways, 2011 will behave like 2006, being precocious and delicious, but not as long-lived as some of its siblings. These wines appear to have 20–30 years of aging potential, although the sweet spot for drinking them appears to be between age 8 and 15.
95 points Robert Parker: ...100% old vine Grenache... that is a joint project between Jorge Ordonez and Barossa winemaker, Chris Ringland. Five generations of vignerons have farmed over 210 acres of primarily old vine Grenache at Alto Moncayo, a wine that is produced from incredibly low yields of 500 grams of grape bunches per vine. There are never more than six to eight bunches on these ancient head-pruned Grenache vines... spends 19 months in 100% new oak prior to being bottled unfiltered...(Nov 2013)
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