Olivares Altos De La Hoya Monastrell; Jumilla, Spain 18
Varietal(s): Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut, Grenache / Garnacha
Taste: blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast , vanilla, black currant, blackberry, dust and leather
Nose: thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper , mint, vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit and red fruit
90 Luis Gutierrez – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The red 2018 Altos de la Hoya was produced with Monastrell grapes from old ungrafted vines. It has a creamy and balsamic touch with sweet spices intermixed with ripe berry fruit and notes of pencil lead and licorice, with the fruit being black rather than red. The palate is juicy and round, with very fine tannins and some creamy oak in the finish. Pleasant and easy to drink and understand. 200,000 bottles produced.
“Deep ruby. Ripe, powerful scents of red and dark fruits, minerals and spices. Finishes fresh and long, with a repeating dark fruit note.” – Winery