Tarima Hill Monastrell 2009

I tend to get rather excited when my local wine shops get new wines in. As I’ve been on a tighter than usual budget lately, I’ve been culling the value sections in the shops and was enthusiastic when I noticed Tarima Hill Monastrell 2009 being put on the shelf. Tarima Hill is a label of Bodegas Volver. Owning vineyards throughout Spain including 185 hectares in the Alicante region, Bodegas Volver is a project that was developed and co-owned by Jorge Ordoñez, a prominent Spanish wine importer in the US and enologist Rafael Cañizares. The grapes for Tarima Hill were sourced from vineyards in the microclimate of the Vaso System, which utilizes natural [almost organic] viticulture practices. The vines range in age from 40 to 75 years, with new acreage currently under development.

Inky dark purple with red-violet highlights, aromas of ripe cherry, sweet vanilla and warm summer woods radiated from the glass. Lush blackcurrant and baked cherry flavours were joined by hints of anise in the full body. Spicy black pepper and cinnamon energised raisin along with traces of caramel in the refined, moderate finish. Enthusiastically swelling with jammy fruit, spice and herbal elements, each velvety sip will keep you reaching for more.
100% Monastrell   [Mourvèdre]
Produced by Bodegas Volver, Bottled by R.E. 1498/A
15% Alcohol
Enjoy now thru 2014

Rated 92 points by the Wine Advocate

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