Dry when the bottle was first opened but more and more fruit-forward the longer it was out of the bottle. — 4 days ago
Bodegas Alto Moncayo is a joint venture of Jorge Ordonez, Bodegas Borsao and others, in conjunction with Chris Ringland. Dark Ruby with dark berry fruit aromas, from 40+ year old vines and aged for 16 months in oak. On the palate flavors of ripe plum and black fruits with cacao, spice and mineral notes. Soft tannins, vivid acidity ending with gentle oak spice on the finish. Wines from Spain are superb and at great values, especially Bodegas Alto Moncayo wines. — 3 days ago
A great wine with lunch today in Zaragoza. — 21 days ago
Practicing for our trip to Priorat /Montsant. I haven’t tried this region of Spain before due to a slight aversion to bright acidity of some other Spanish reds. This is not the case with the two we’ve tried so far.
This is a lush, jammy dark fruit wine with ok balance. Black raspberry, blackberries, plum (but not dull like typical description of plum). The fruit stands out to start and the heat of the alcohol stands out at the end. Wish it came together a little better, but enjoyable. I imagine awesome with some Spanish tapas. So looking forward to this trip!
Any Priorat / Montsant recommendations welcome!!! — 4 days ago
Positively surprised with the quality.
Beautiful tertiary characteristics: mushroom, meat and forest floor. — 10 days ago
A few years ago Spanish wine was a total bargain. Then they figured out they could send us junk. I stopped buying. But in desperation recently I got this and was surprised. Really pretty good and both varietals are very present. Even better after a day, showing some interesting depth. Maybe cheapie Spanish wines are back to being bargains. — 22 days ago
El Circo Acróbata Garnacha 2017. 13.5% ABV.
Nose: Sweet vanilla, Black raspberry, tart cherry, anise/black licorice. Dark & brooding.
Palate: Lighter bodied than nose indicates, but traditional grenache, low acid, sweet-presenting, bright and playful, very drinkable. Cherries, roses, slight white pepper; geranium (but not flawed?). Paired with curried carrot soup. Wine enhanced everything about the soup, especially saturated every flavor and enhanced the toastiness of the cumin in the curry; soup enhanced spiciness of wine, maybe adds a little blue fruit/violets. Oak: very little new. 20%? Maybe alternatives instead of barrels? Whaaaat? This wine pairs well with vinaigrette dressing!! How many wines do that? Impressive. Guess it’s not shocking since this dressing contains olives and cheese, common wine pairing in Aragón. — 20 hours ago
Really good. Cherry and berry heavy, but not fruity. Slight earthy flavour and light oaking. Solid wine, will buy again. — 11 days ago