ITEM 11454

2002 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Aquilon Garnacha Campo De Borja

$99.98

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Wine Rating:

96WA 94ST

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2002

Country/State

spain

Wine Region

other spain

Variety

grenache

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 96 points

The superb 2002 Aquilon is a selection of old vine Grenache from hillside vineyards. A gorgeously complex perfume of kirsch liqueur, black raspberries, cassis, minerals, flowers, and sweet oak is followed by a full-bodied, massively-endowed, pure, textured, well-balanced wine. Given the limited production and high quality of this fabulous effort, its high price can not be considered unfair. It should drink well for a decade. Australian winemaker Chris Ringland oversees the winemaking at this estate, a superb new discovery by broker Jorge Ordonez. This full-throttle, robust, exuberant, super-concentrated 100% Grenache offering may be the finest wine to ever emerge from this backwater Spanish appellation.

Review Date: June 2005

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 94 points

Saturated medium ruby. Roasted blackberry, grilled nuts, minerals and smoky oak on the explosive nose. Thick, dense and creamy, with supersweet, liqueur-like flavors of dark berries and maraschino cherry lifted by a mineral component. Lush and mouthfilling but also sappy and vibrant. Finishes with extremely fine, powdery tannins and superb, slow-building persistence. This went though its malolactic fermentation in all new French and American barrels, but a portion of the wine was aged in tank.

Review Date: October 2004