I tend to drink Alto Moncayo during its first 5-6 years of life. Although I was sure they had aging potential, I did not realize just how much longevity these wines possess. They are generally full-bodied, powerful (with at least 15.5% natural alcohol), concentrated, rich wines made from very old vines and tiny yields. If you are not into flavor concentration or care about artisanal wines from great terroirs that have been ignored for centuries, this may not be the wine for you. Not one of these ten vintages was close to full maturity. The two most recent vintages, 2010 and 2011, were both late, cooler years and both have turned out to be sexy wines. I suspect that in many ways, 2011 will behave like 2006, being precocious and delicious, but not as long-lived as some of its siblings. These wines appear to have 20-30 years of aging potential, although the sweet spot for drinking them appears to be between age 8 and 15.
95 points, Robert Parker (November 2013)
Fans of full-bodied, dark-fruited reds will swoon over this modern-style Garnacha from old vineyards in Aragón. Pitch black, the nose provides a pure blast of blackberry and cassis, and the palate is chewy yet fresh, with baked black-fruit flavors as well as coffee, chocolate and vanilla. A smooth, lush, layered finish with vanilla and toffee notes is the final act.
94 points, Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast (July 2014)
Rich and velvety, this red fills the mouth with blackberry, boysenberry and cassis fruit, with cocoa, espresso and licorice accents. The firm tannins are well-integrated, while balsamic acidity keeps this balanced. A big wine, in the modern style.
93 points, Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator (August 2014)