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2009 Bodegas Olivares Altos de la Hoya Ungrafted Old Vines Jumilla
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90 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2010

($13; includes 8% garnacha; raised in demi-muids and barriques ranging from new to three years old) Bright violet. Spicy, floral-accented aromas of black raspberry, sassafras, dried flowers and allspice, enhanced by a subtle mineral overtone. Lively and precise, with sweet red and dark berry flavors and a nervy mineral spine. Shows very good energy on the finish, leaving tangy red fruit and spice notes. This is quite unlike most wines from Jumilla, which can show more richness than balance. Some of these vines date back to 1872.

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