• HitAnyKey Likes this wine: 89 points

    June 9, 2017 - Even with 12 yrs of age on it, this wine is holding up well with flavorful deep berry fruits with just the right amount of earthy tones. Well balanced and shows how good even the inexpensive Spanish wines can be.

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  • jimkay21 Likes this wine: 88 points

    October 31, 2014 - $12 purchase 7 years ago. Holding up fine. Smooth with deep berry flavors, Short finish. Hard to complain at this price point. Drained the bottle with friends while waiting for the kids to finish Trick or Treating

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  • natecg wrote: 88 points

    March 7, 2014 - Agree almost exactly with the previous note from 2014.

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  • Tangy1570 wrote: 89 points

    February 8, 2014 - It's hard to fine a better $11 bottle. Fruity, lots of dark plumb and jam. A hint of earth and spice. Leather on the nose.

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  • ricard Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 26, 2013 - Here I am again tasting one of my favourite wines, and the vintage continues mightily to impress. Altos is a perennial favourite for me, especially the magical 2005, which just keeps on getting better. Still very dark, almost blue. Big nose of roasted coffee beans, cocoa and prunes. Voluptuous, big, bold and expressive. This is assertive but not excessive, expansive but not explosive, firm but balanced. Lovely finish of cream and oven-fresh buns, with a slightly earthy, rustic sensation overall. Just great. I'm now extending the drinking window to 15 years rather than the original ten.

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  • Michaeladamsmith Likes this wine: 89 points

    March 27, 2013 - Very nice wine after a 45 minute decant. Refined tannins and good balance. Finishes well.

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  • Zweder wrote: 87 points

    March 11, 2013 - Weekly tasting group #065; Spain (@ BS): Inviting bouquet with ripe dark as well as red fruits and sweet spices e.g. vanilla. On the palate the same, some chocolate, cinnamon, soft tannin and a little pleasant bitterness in the finish. Ready now.

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  • Michaeladamsmith Likes this wine: 91 points

    February 28, 2013 - The wine was a beautiful color with a pleasant and inviting nose out of the bottle. Nice blackberries and currant on the palate. Smooth as silk after twenty minutes in the glass. A very nice wine and great value.

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  • ggtirevite wrote: 89 points

    November 6, 2012 - Had lost track of that one in the cellar. Very nice, smooth, fruit forward, but balanced. Glad I waited.

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  • John O' wrote: 92 points

    August 16, 2011 - aged beautifully. watch out for the sediment

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