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Moncayo Alto Campo de Borja 2009

Member Review by BeautifulCalamity:

Great balance and flavors. Peppery with black fruit flavors.

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Member Reviews for Moncayo Alto Campo de Borja

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Snooth User: BeautifulCalamity
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 07/06/2013

Great balance and flavors. Peppery with black fruit flavors.

Snooth User: MrRiesling
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 01/26/2014

Three and a half glasses

Snooth User: breas8361
4.50 5

Four and a half glasses

Snooth User: Wine Fire
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 05/28/2011

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.

Snooth User: Ron5953
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 06/20/2011

Four glasses

Snooth User: Chelsey E
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 05/13/2011

Nice vanilla with red fruit. Pleasant, but a little bitey on the end.

Snooth User: deckershouse
5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 01/25/2011

Very good flavor, dry clean aftertaste.

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External Reviews for Moncayo Alto Campo de Borja

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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2014 11/29/2017

Notes: ‘Veraton’ is the third wine we produce from the Garnacha grape, from vines between 30 and 50 years old, and aged in barrels for 16 months. It is a wine with an attractive collection of balsamic notes, of chocolate and black fruits, very warm in the mouth and an extremely pleasant finish. ** Only 12 in Stock **

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 11/04/2014

Remarkably the 2011 Veraton is just as strong with an even higher alcohol content of 15.5%. A fabulous nose of spring flowers ground pepper blackberries and black cherry liqueur is followed by a full-bodied super-intense wine made from incredibly low yields and aged 17 months in a combination of French and American oak before being bottled unfiltered. This superb wine easily competes with wines priced two to three times higher. It too should drink well for a decade. - Robert Parker Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 11/04/2014

This rich red delivers expressive flavors of blackberry boysenberry and espresso with a thick texture enlivened by balsamic acidity. Drink now through 2020.

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 11/04/2014

Inky ruby. Expansive smoke-accented aromas of blackberry and blueberry compote cola and vanilla bean. Lush and creamy in texture with palate-staining dark fruit compote flavors complicated by suave oak spices. The smoky quality comes back on the the powerful very long subtly tannic finish. Shows a lot of intense fruit and seems surprisingly approachable now. Stephen Tanzers IWC.

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Vintage: 2011 02/15/2014

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.

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Vintage: 2011 02/15/2014

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.

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 02/14/2013

A Grenache wine from Aragon in Spain. 2010 Alto Moncayo, Bodegas Alto Moncayo Veraton 750ml

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