Tarima 2015 Monastrell – 91 Points for Under $10!
Tarima 2015 Monastrell
Alicante has been inhabited for over 7,000 years, and has produced wine for almost as long. In fact, archaeologists have discovered ancient Roman amphora in Alicante. Due to the hardiness of the grapes, and the harsh climate, agriculture in this region has outlasted many plagues, including the Oidium and the Phylloxera.
Bodegas Volver Tarima is a 100% Monastrell that shows extraordinary expression of the variety. Aromas and flavors of licorice, chocolate, grass and florals qualities.
“Another terrific value is the 2015 Tarima (Nonorganic) from Alicante and another 100% Mourvèdre cuvée, aged six months in French oak. This wine has terrific aromatics, broad, expansive flavors, about 15% natural alcohol and an expansive, heady mouthfeel. This is rich, dense and Provençal in its flavor components. Totally aged in used oak and stainless steel, the wine is a real sleeper and big-time winner in the values sweepstakes. Drink it over the next several years.”
91 Points – The Wine Advocate