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Aquilón 2011

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Aquilón 2011

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 24 Months in acacia wood barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 16.5

Score

P 96
Parker Score 96
ñ 95
Peñín Score 95
96
Enterwine Score 96
96
Media rating 96

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Aquilón 2011 is the flagship wine of the Bodegas Alto Moncayo winery and arguably one of the greatest single Grenache wines in the world.

This Spanish red wine is made from old vines, some of which are over 100 years old, grown in the rugged, mountainous region of Campo de Borja, in the norther Spanish province of Aragón.

The vines are planted on the wind-swept hills of the Moncayo mountains. Soils have very low levels of organic matter and temperature differences between daytime and nighttime are huge.

The grapes were meticulously harvested and selected. After that, this red wine by the Alto Moncayo winery was traditionally vinified and aged for 24 months in new French and American oak barrels.

Aquilón 2011 has earned a reputation among the world's best Grenache wines. This vintage got a score of 96 points in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.

A masterpiece in the making, this wine will evolve in the bottle for a period of 7-9 years.

Additional Information

Appearance

Dark, intense, medium-high cherry-coloured robe.

Nose

Intoxicating aromas of toast and balsam punctuated by extremely pure notions of red and black fruit. Notes of lavender and flowers, along with pepper, Eastern spices, vanilla, cocoa and, on the background, deep, resounding mineral notes that bear witness of the wine's great, harsh terroir.

Palate

Big, palate-coating and masterfully crafted. Despite its volume, texture is delicate as silk. Perfectly balanced notions of spices, fruit and balsam. Finely smoked, conveying a real sense of terroir and some deep, telluric impressions. Great acidity, surprising freshness -considering its alcohol content- and endless, extremely persistent finish with some remembrances of balsam and earth.

Our personal opinion

Aquilón 2011 is a world-class Grenache. Be sure to decant it for at least 1 hour before you drink it.

OTHER VINTAGES No
Year 2011
Type Red
D.O. Campo de Borja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in acacia wood barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 24
Parker Score 96
Peñin Score 95
Our Score 96
Media rating 96
Other guides Stephen Tanzer: 93 puntos. Wine Spectator: 93 puntos.
Name of Award Decanter Word Wine Awards 2014: Medalla de Plata
Mono-Varietal Grenache Red
Percentage of variety No
Pairings Birds, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted red meats, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, To bring to an engagement
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