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2012 Bodegas Olivares Altos de la Hoya Ungrafted Old Vines Jumilla

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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2014

Deep ruby.  Smoky, deeply pitched dark berry compote, licorice and bitter chocolate scents show very good clarity, picking up a sexy floral note with aeration.  Stains the palate with intense black and blue fruit flavors, with a lavender pastille quality emerging on the back half.  At once rich and energetic on the finish, which clings with excellent tenacity and smooth tannins.  A remarkable value, from a country known for delivering bang for the buck.

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