Tarima Hill 2014


Floral(fresh violets, roses, cloves). Red fruit-driven(cherries, raspberries, red berries). Young and new. Grippy on the palate, not overpowering though(though abv is 15%). Dense and intense like a Monastrell(Mourvedre and Mataro) should, yet remains very fresh and easy to drink. Medium bodied. The wine is warm enough for cold days.

Not sorry for a low cost, it is a capable wine with some intensity and concentration. A good food Wine, not for big steak but more for smaller bite-size red meat.

This is one of the top value wineries in all of Spain, working from generic appellations such as La Mancha to Jumilla and Alicante. They produce an amazing amount of inexpensive, high-quality wine that sells for a song.

Fruit is estate-grown, ungrafted, organic, dry-farmed vines which. The First vine appeared in 1935. They are planted and harvested manually. Using indigenous yeast, it has been aged for 14 months in primarily new French oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Lastly, the 2014 Tarima Hill, from Alicante, is also 100% Mourvèdre aged 20 months in French oak and from the oldest vines of the estate, planted 1935-1975. They are also relatively high elevation, at 2,000 to 2,400 feet above sea level. This wine shows wonderful, pure aromatics of blueberry, black raspberries, chalk and spring flowers. The wine has beautiful, full-bodied texture, impressive ripeness and purity and length. The minerality is present, and the wine a heck of a value. (RP) (8/2016).

Also well commented by Spanish writers.

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