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2006 Alto Moncayo Aquilon

SPAIN / ARAGON /
  • 96 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Grenache
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SKU: 111510-2006-750

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$135.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($178; 100% garnacha) Glass-staining ruby. Finely etched raspberry, blackberry, floral and mineral aromas expand in the glass while retaining impressive clarity. Silky and sweet, with pinot-like red berry and cherry flavors, a seamless texture and a big jolt of smoky minerals on the back. Balances racy precision with great flavor impact, picking up Asian spices and candied rose with air. The very long finish repeats the red fruit and floral qualities with conviction. If only the current set of Australian wines from consulting winemaker Chris Ringland had even half the clarity and elegance of these. (Fine Estates from Spain, Dedham, MA)
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: September/October 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Coffee and smoky oak notes frame plum and cranberry flavors in this plush red. Firm tannins keep it structured, giving way to a mineral and floral finish. It's dense but not heavy.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2012
    Author: Thomas Matthews
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    Even better (although you will pay dearly for the upgrade) is the flagship 2006 Aquilon. It offers a similar room-filling kinky perfume that is totally captivating. On the plush palate, gobs of pure black cherry and black raspberry fruit conceal the fact that this wine has enough ripe tannin to evolve for at least a decade. This hedonistic effort is impeccably balanced and should provide extreme pleasure from 2015 to 2030.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2030
    Author: Jay Miller
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Intense nose but well and gently aged. Just a little chewy but good balance. Big and alcoholic. Just a bit hot on the end. This is Chris Ringland's wine, with Jorge Ordo¤ez, Borsao and Dan Phillips also involved. Very sweet and flattering - though very big indeed!
    Drink Dates: 2010-2014
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Walter Z

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 70 bottles owned
  • 18 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 18 collectors)