Oliveras Altos De La Hoya Monstrell 2008
Spain – DO Jumilla
Description: 92% Monstrell (Mourvedre) and 8% Garnacha (Grenache). Top value.
Nose: Deep, smoky, dark berries, macerated cherries, licorice and Indian spices
Palate: Powerful blackberry and cassis, black cardamom and violet, cracked pepper & spicy.
Ageing: Drink now or hold until 2016.
Food Pairing: Paella, Spanish dishes
Score: 91 out of 100, Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, Sep/Oct 2009
Score: 4 out 5, Susan Desjardins, www.winecurrent.com, Mar 2011
Definite Buy: My #3 Pick