"The 2015 Alto Moncayo is knockout stuff and a solid step up over the 2012. Aged 22 months in 20% American oak Hogsheads and 80% in new French oak, its deep ruby/purple color is followed by terrific notes of black raspberries, framboise, toasted spices, and flowers. It has full body, sweet tannin, and a sexy, seamless, elegant style that just begs to be drunk."
"Lurid magenta. Expansive blackberry, violet pastille, incense, vanilla and smoky mineral aromas are complemented by a suave spicecake nuance. Palate-staining black and blue fruit liqueur, vanilla and peppery spice flavors show superb depth and focus, and a hint of smokiness builds in the glass. Alluringly sweet and seamless on the strikingly long, floral-driven finish, which is shaped by gentle, slow-building tannins."