Red Wine Aquilón 2014
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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, Aquilón 2014 of the Alto Moncayo winery was traditionally vinified and aged for 24 months in new French and American oak barrels.
A masterpiece in the making, this Grenache from Aragón should be decanted a minimum of 2 hours before drinking.
4,380 bottles produced.
The red wine Aquilón has a dark, intense, medium-high cherry-coloured robe.
This old-vines Grenache is intoxicating. Aromas of toast and balsam, underscored 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 in Campo de Borja, Aragón.
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. This wine of Alto Moncayo winery has a superb acidity, a surprising freshness -considering its alcohol content- and endless, extremely persistent finish with some remembrances of balsam and dry earth.
|Our personal opinion||
A world-class Grenache, Aquilón 2014 is a one of a kind wine.
Enterwine 96. Parker 96. Peñín 95. Stephen Tanzer 93. Wine Spectator 93.
|D.O.||Campo de Borja|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||Two hours before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||24|
|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|