The 2017 Bodegas Volver Tarima Hill Monastrell exhibits deep garnet color with flashes of violet and a bouquet of dark red cherries and leather. On the palate, the wine achieves its full potential, offering notes of black berries, plums and licorice with an elegant but persistent finish.
Varietal Composition: 100% Monastrell
Appellation: Alicante DO, Spain
Aging: 14 months in French oak
92 Points, "Smart Buys" - Wine Spectator
"This bold red features a thick, rich texture, with ripe, heady flavors of currant and blackberry preserves, backed by cocoa, espresso and loamy earth notes. Muscular tannins are well-integrated, with enough orange peel acidity to keep this lively. Harmonious, in a full-throttle style. Drink now through 2027. 10,000 cases made, 9,000 cases imported." -TM, 4/30/20
91 Points - Vinous
"Saturated ruby. Aromas of ripe cherry, boysenberry, licorice and pungent flowers, along with a hint of vanilla. Sappy, broad and well-concentrated, offering plush black and blue fruit flavors braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Smoothly plays power off energy and finishes long and sappy, displaying sneaky tannins and an echoing vanilla note." -JR, Mar/2021