Fine Wine

November 19 - 27, 2018

Online Auction
LOT 198
BODEGAS ALTO MONCAYO GARNACHA CAMPO DE BORJA 2009 (5) WA 100
  • BODEGAS ALTO MONCAYO GARNACHA CAMPO DE BORJA 2009 (5) WA 100

198

BODEGAS ALTO MONCAYO GARNACHA CAMPO DE BORJA 2009

Aragon, Spain.

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. I gave perfect scores to the prodigious 2007 and 2009, two of the greatest expressions of old vine Grenache from the province of Aragon that anyone could have desire. The both possess plenty of black raspberry, blackberry, kirsch and licorice characteristics as well as an undeniable minerality and precision that are remarkable given their full-bodied, massive concentration and intensity. November 2013 Very rare, only about 1,000 cases produced for each vintage. WA has only awarded 18 Spanish wines 100 points! WA 100

5 bts.    per lot $700 - $900

Realised: $1,680
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Additional Info:

Department: Wine
Bottle Count: 1-5
Bottle Formats: Standard 750ml
Has Tasting Notes
Score: 100
Single Cuvée / Vintage
Type: Spain
Vintage: 2009