2002 Alto Moncayo
"The 2002 Alto Moncayo, which was bottled unfiltered after spending more than a year in both French and American wood, displays a dense purple color, a fragrant bouquet of raspberries, black cherries, smoke, and grilled meats, a full-bodied texture, impressive levels of concentration, sweet tannin, and a blockbuster finish. This beauty should drink well for 5-7 years. Australian winemaker Chris Ringland oversees the winemaking at this estate, a superb new discovery by broker Jorge Ordonez. This full-throttle, robust, exuberant, super-concentrated 100% Grenache offering may be the finest wine to ever emerge from this backwater Spanish appellation."