Wine Spectator 91 points - Floral and spice aromas give way to juicy fruit flavors of black cherry, pomegranate and plum in this bold red. Fine-grained tannins and fresh, citrusy acidity lend focus. A modern style, showing focus and restraint. Drink now through 2020. 1,500 cases made.
(May 31 2015)
Wine Advocate 92 points - 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, some cereal hints and notes of cafe au lait 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.