2015 Bodegas Volver "Tarima Hill - Old Vines" Monastrell Alicante SKU #1350787


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K&L Notes

Bodegas Volver's Tarima Hill Monastrell (Mourvèdre) is sourced from estate-grown, ungrafted, organic, dry-farmed vines that were planted between 1935 and 1970 in the shallow limestone soils of Alicante. The grapes are cultivated and harvested entirely by hand and manually sorted at the winery, then fermented on indigenous yeast. The wine was then aged for 14 months in primarily new French oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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  • Joe Manekin
    By: Joe Manekin
    K&L Staff Member
    This is an especially fruit forward, rich and lush Tarima Hill vintage. Whereas past vintages show a bit more of an exotic and spicy oak imprint, the 2015 in my mind is all about the fruit. Just a bit of smoky French oak is quickly overtaken by dense, thickly textured blackberry and black cherry confit. This is a wine that always over delivers for the price, generates tons of repeat orders, and anecdotally, is enthusiastically received by critics, customers, staff, and friends and family alike.
  • Joe Bruno
    By: Joe Bruno
    K&L Staff Member
    The previous vintage of Tarima Hill was one of my favorite values in store, and the 2015 release proves to continue this trend. Highly lauded in the 2017 Wine Spectator Top 100 and landing as the 17th best on the list, this wine has no shortage of accolades. Fruit sources utilized are from 50-80 year Monastrell vines planted upon primarily limestone soils. On the nose, the wine exhibits candied dark fruits and plush red fruit notes, along with sugar plums, garrigue, and dried flowers. On the palate, flavors of blackberries and cherries play with notes of vanilla, spice, and balsamic glaze. Velvety tannins and a balanced acidity make this wine quite texturally pleasing. One of the best values in store, especially for under $15!
    Top Value!


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