Bodegas Olivares Altos De La Hoya Monastrell 2007, Do Jumilla

Merlot Merlot

$13.95 (163154)

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March 20, 2010

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Randy Busbridge
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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

This is a nice Monastrell example of a general house wine. It is light to medium bodied with aromas of bilberry, black cherry, prune and cedar. It is a bit alcoholic on the nose so the slight vanilla aromas are concealed and can only be noticed when smelling wine in the decanter. There are some white crystals present, which are most likely potassium bitartrate (I generally see these being slight purple coloured and stuck to the bottom of the cork, but since the cork was fake, perhaps that influenced the crystallization process). The tannins are subtle (decant for 15 to 30 min - of more concern is the alcohol, which should be allowed to evaporate) and the finish is medium. It is good to drink now or can be aged for couple of years (not longer due to plastic cork). My impression: NICE. Tasted Apr/10.

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