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  Tasted On Year, Name, Varietal, Country, Region, Sub region, Color Score Drink dates Author, Trust
01/07/2009
Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya 2002 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2002 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
Jerry G74 90

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  Jerry G74 , 94.74%
01/15/2009
Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya 2006 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2006 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
Eric F860 90

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  Eric F860 , 97.37%
04/22/2009
Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya 2007 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2007 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
92

Deep purple color, rich floral & black fruit nose. Lush black fruit flavors already integrated and round with plenty of structure. None of the fatness of a cheap wine. Long rich finish. Drinks like a $50 bottle of wine but I doubt I would ever guess it to be Monastrell.

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2009-2012  Walter Z , 98.95%
04/22/2009
Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya 2007 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2007 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
92

Deep purple color, rich floral & black fruit nose. Lush black fruit flavors already integrated and round with plenty of structure. None of the fatness of a cheap wine. Long rich finish. Drinks like a $50 bottle of wine but I doubt I would ever guess it to be Monastrell.

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2009-2012  Walter Z , 98.95%
06/12/2009
Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya 2007 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2007 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
89

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  norton
06/26/2009
Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya 2007 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2007 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
91

Inky purple color. Strongly floral nose displays a seductive bouquet of dark berries, lavender, rose and smoky Indian spices. Vibrant blackberry and candied cherry flavors are lifted by zesty minerals, becoming deeper and sweeter with air. The impressively brisk and focused finish features pure berries. Here's another crazy value.

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2009  timeforwine , 100%
10/24/2009
Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya 2006 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2006 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
87

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  Carlitos , 98.97%
12/24/2009
Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya 2006 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2006 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
85

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  Carlitos , 98.97%
02/18/2010
Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya 2006 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2006 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
86

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  Carlitos , 98.97%
09/22/2010
Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya 2008 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2008 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
dfkcvino 90

This is basically a gulper. Would call it medium bodied very tasty, fruity, spicy and enough complexity to satisfy.

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  dfkcvino , 99.11%
09/30/2010
Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya 2005 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2005 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
87

Purple red, nice plum, prune and licorice on nose, nicely tart and not too tannic, nice with Spanish food.

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  drusa17
04/18/2011
Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya 2008 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2008 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya

should be good until 2012+

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  rogingat
05/06/2011
Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya 2008 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2008 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya

spoilt

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  Anon , 90.91%
08/18/2011
Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya 2009 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2009 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
tk01 89

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  tk01 , 99.04%
10/09/2011
Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya 2009 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2009 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
wineangelo 89

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  wineangelo , 95.78%
11/17/2011
Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya 2009 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2009 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
wineangelo 89

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  wineangelo , 95.78%
11/30/2011
Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya 2009 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2009 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
tk01 90

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  tk01 , 99.04%
01/25/2012
Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya 2008 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2008 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
Kottabos 90

This reddish-purple blend of Monastrell has an surprisingly aromatic nose of red cherries, mixed berries, and fennel. The palate is full of juicy blackberry flavor with sage, incense spice, and a finish of violet pastilles. An exceptional value.

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  Kottabos , 99.82%
03/15/2012
Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya 2009 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2009 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
90

Balanced, nice blend of acidity and body. Not tannnic. This is a great value for $13.95. Would like to see what this is like in a few years - it is recommended to cellar it for 3-4 years. Will try to buy a case.

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  LoveTheRain
07/27/2012
Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya 2010 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2010 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
tk01 87

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  tk01 , 99.04%
12/28/2013
Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya 2010 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2010 Olivares - Monastrell Altos de la Hoya
tk01 87

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  tk01 , 99.04%
05/11/2006
Pedro-Luis Martinez - Alceno Monastell Dulce 2003 Pedro-Luis Martinez - Alceno Monastell Dulce
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2003 Pedro-Luis Martinez - Alceno Monastell Dulce

A bit on the cold side at the time of tasting. The nose is reserved and shows mainly wood. In the mouth it is not cloying as the acidity is high and helps to balance it. Great fruit flavors of blackberries, and black cherries round out a lush soft mouthfeel. Fun to drink. 4/5

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  Ryan Opaz , 99.84%
Blogger
03/21/2005
Luzon - Jumilla 2003 Luzon - Jumilla
Red Merlot
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2003 Luzon - Jumilla
89

Inky purple with hints of blue. Deep fruit nose with berries, vanilla and a nice slate overtone hovering above it all. Very intense in the nose and it keeps drawing you in. Med weight with Soft tannins and an acidic cherry quality. Deep fruit once again that needs time to open up with a tight core of tart black berry. Very nice, though I will wait to see what develops. With time plum and some spice comes to the front of the nose. While the tannins integrate a bit more and I begin to pick up more of a ripe blackberry. I really like this and it's similar in many ways to its bigger brother which I've had in the past. c5a12t15o7=89+

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  Ryan Opaz , 99.84%
Blogger
05/29/2009
Luzon - Jumilla 2007 Luzon - Jumilla
Red Merlot
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2007 Luzon - Jumilla
Rossboss 90

This was a real pleasure for $7! Blackberry/cassis, maybe some licorice, but fruit was abounding, even some nice acid to stand up to some food. Had fruit across the palate - nothing thin about this wine. Great everyday wine for the price - definitely paid more for lesser juice.

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2009-2012  Rossboss , 100%
08/13/2009
Luzon - Jumilla 2007 Luzon - Jumilla
Red Merlot
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2007 Luzon - Jumilla
Bud2123 88

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  Bud2123 , 94.53%
09/08/2009
Luzon - Jumilla 2007 Luzon - Jumilla
Red Merlot
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2007 Luzon - Jumilla

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  ksteward , 98.69%
12/07/2009
Luzon - Jumilla 2008 Luzon - Jumilla
Red Merlot
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2008 Luzon - Jumilla
88

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  ambd09 , 95.6%
01/09/2010
Luzon - Jumilla 2007 Luzon - Jumilla
Red Merlot
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2007 Luzon - Jumilla
Michael S78 86

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  Michael S78 , 98.06%
02/17/2010
Luzon - Jumilla 2008 Luzon - Jumilla
Red Merlot
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2008 Luzon - Jumilla
wguern 89

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2008-2013  wguern
08/21/2010
Luzon - Jumilla 2008 Luzon - Jumilla
Red Merlot
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2008 Luzon - Jumilla
88

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  ambd09 , 95.6%
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