Red

2009 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Campo de Borja

Garnacha

  • Spain
  • > Aragón
  • > Campo de Borja
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Community Tasting Notes 78

  • Ed85 Likes this wine: (93 points)

    January 1, 2015 - purple, full body, medium aromas of sweet black cherry, flavors of same with a little oak and earth, modest finish, 2-3 hour decant... second day... more open 94

  • SMagowan Likes this wine: (94 points)

    December 29, 2014 - Drank as part of this group:

    2009 Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay – 92
    2001 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages – 94
    2007 Ramey Cabernet Larkmead Vineyard – 93
    2009 Alto Moncayo Garnacha – 94 - 95
    2006 Produttori del Barbaresco, Lot 10.155 – 91

    We drank these wines with friends over a simple dinner of smoked salmon and crackers followed by grilled burgers, tuna steaks, roasted potatoes and steamed kale. All were popped and poured. Most of us drank at least a little of each.

    The 2009 Alto Moncayo was my favorite. With this, my third bottle of the stuff, I am beginning to see where Parker gave it a 100. I think he was looking to the future. I am raising my score to 94/95 as it has a wonderful core of vanilla, butter, and hints of oak wrapped with the delicate Grenache flavors of spice, black pepper and thyme. It flows over the tongue and opens up over 45 seconds or so. Everyone that tasted it had to stop for a minute and say “Oh!” It was easily the most discussed wine of the night, though the Cabernets won the hearts of most people.

  • wineretriever wrote: (90 points)

    December 21, 2014 - Great after an hour; popped at the end of the evening and was closed at first. This is a wine that must be decanted for at least 30 minutes.

  • wineretriever wrote: (91 points)

    December 9, 2014 - Great as always but could have used a 30-45 minute decant.

  • SMagowan Likes this wine: (94 points)

    October 11, 2014 - Second bottle - I liked it even more this time. Opened and let breathe for about 30 minutes without a decant. There is a lot of dark cherry and vanilla and it is a great cool/cold weather wine. The finish is quite long and there is a real hint of the underlying vine. Lots of earth without funk. I really like this second bottle very much.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    September/October 2013, Issue #170 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bodegas Alto Moncayo
  • Varietal Garnacha
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region Aragón
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Campo de Borja
  • UPC Code 183684000020

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 22 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1733 (75%)
  • Consumed 558 (24%)

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