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2010 Bodegas Olivares Altos de la Hoya Ungrafted Old Vines Jumilla
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2011

(from a plot of vines that was originally planted in 1872; 92% monastrell and 8% garnacha):  Glass-staining purple.  Powerful dark berry preserve aromas, with pungent floral and herbal qualities adding complexity.  Alluringly sweet in the mouth, with deep blackberry and candied cherry flavors showing impressive intensity and power.  The lingering, lucid finish features broad, velvety tannins.  Displays wonderful pliancy and focus, and has the depth to age. 


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