Wine of the Week 92 Point Tarima Hill Monastrell 2009

tamima-hill-monastrellBodegas Volver Tarima Hill Monastrell 2009
92 Points! – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
buy-nowOnly $15.99/bottle! ($191.88/case)

Back by popular demand, the Tarima Hill Monastrell 2009 is a hearty Spanish red that is a perfect wine to stock up on for those cold nights. It starts off with a luscious bouquet of baked plums, new leather, cedar, and vanilla. Hints of blueberry preserves, anise, allspice, crushed limestone, and freshly ground pepper all make their presence felt. The finish is long and plush with the kind of mouth-coating power that you have to taste to believe. We think that you’re really going to get a kick out of it!

92 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate –
“The 2009 Tarima Hill reveals sumptuous aromas of camphor, sweet, smoky oak, blackberry and blueberry liqueur, and crushed rocks. Deep and full-bodied with silky tannins and a long finish, this beauty was aged in 100% French oak for 20 months. Bodega Volver, a joint project between Rafael Canizares and Jorge Ordonez, produces wines from three appellations, La Mancha, Alicante and Jumilla… Slightly more expensive are the 2010 and 2009 Tarima Hill. These cuvees come from the winery’s oldest vines (20 acres of ungrafted vines that were planted in 1935) planted on the highest elevations.”
(10/ 2012)

91 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar –
“(100% monastrell): Vivid ruby. Sexy black raspberry and oak spices on the nose, with notes of fresh rose and anise adding complexity. Sweet, sappy and expansive, offering lively dark berry preserve flavors and a velour-like texture. Graceful and balanced but also packs a punch. Finishes smooth, spicy and quite long.” (10/ 2011)