Dark Garnet color with aromas of plum, raspberries, white pepper, Indian spices, and blue fruits. In the mouth, flavors of blackberries, dark cherry, cedar, fresh figs, black tea leaf, brown sugar, and warm nutmeg finishing with hints of rich American oak, lush raspberry, and finishing with a delicate pecan pie nuance.
The 2012 Alto Moncayo, pure Garnacha from a warm, extremely dry and early vintage is extremely young and oaky with a nose full of vanilla, cinnamon, clove and smoke along with ripe blackberries intermixed with quite a lot of toasts aromas from the barrel. The bottled wine is 16% alcohol but feels quite balanced, it has some grainy tannins to be resolved, and some oak flavors to be integrated. A ripe, rich Garnacha that should age well in bottle. There were 55,200 bottles produced in 2012. -92 Points Wine Advocate