The first bottle we opened of this was corked, but the second was sound. It is a blend of 70% Monastrell (Mourvedre), and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. 15.5% abv. Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has blueberries, cassis, some black cherries, toast and baking spices. Full bodied. Thick and tannic at the moment. Loads of fresh black cherries and black raspberries on the palate, with underlying spice and char. Long finish. This is delicious now, but needs plenty of time to develop. Cellar for five to ten years and drink for twenty after that. Right now it will be a diffic
This is a very modern, big take on Spanish wine. A blend of 70% Monastrell and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, this is also delicious. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has black cherries, plums, cassis, smoke and spice. Full bodied. Firm tannins. On the palate, the red fruits come thru with a base of charred wood. Long finish. This is still young and likely to continue to improve for another five to ten years. It should drink for twelve to fifteen more after that. Right now it will over power most foods and drinks better on its own. With some bottle age it will work well with
This is made from Monastrell (Mourvedre). It was great to get a chance to revisit as it had probably been ten years since last tried. It is a tremendous value in wine. Deep ruby/purple in color. The nose has black raspberries, dust, blueberries and vanilla. On the palate, this is slightly sweet/rip with black raspberries, slight blueberries and char. This is also delicious. It drinks great on its own and will work with ribs or burgers. I suspect it ages for five to seven years, but have never tried that as it drinks well young. A great option on restaurant lists as well.
This is a big young wine. It is delicious, but will need some time. it is a blend of 70% Monastrell (Mourvedre) and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Purple in color. The nose is big. The nose has black raspberries, smoke, black cherries, and dark chocolate. With air, some baking spices come out. On the palate, this is ripe, slightly sweet with black raspberries and plums. A bit of spice. Firm tannins. Long finish. This is accessible now but will improve as the tannins and fruit integrate. In the meanwhile, it is delicious on its own. With age it will work well with roasts and casseroles
This is 100% Monastrell (also known as Mourvedre) from Jumilla, Spain. It is another excellent red value from outside the main wine growing regions of Spain. Purple/ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose has a dusty attic quality along with plums and a bit of iodine. Interesting. On the palate, this has black cherries and plums. A bit of spice. Some acidity. Not a lot of complexity but easy drinking. it should be drunk in the next year or two, but who knows, perhaps a lost bottle will surprise in five years. It is a nice wine for a party or cook out. It should go with most mea
This is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Monastrell (Mourvedre). In its youth, this was a big, sweet, oak drive and tannic wine. At age 9 it has come together nicely. It is still drinking youthfully but no longer dominated by oak, there is still plenty of fruit. It is ripe and there are still medium tannins left. Purple in color. The nose has cassis, black cherries, coffee grounds and spice. On the palate, this has a lush texture. Juicy black cherry and some cassis fruit. There is a nice depth here if not (yet) delineated. An underlying coffee note. It worked with mildly spiced
This is a big wine for sure. I suspect it will be a love it or hate it kind of wine. Inky purple in color. The nose has dusty dark cherries, plums and chocolate and spice. On the palate this is jammy with a lot of fruit. Dark cherries and black raspberries. Some spice showing. It is really all about sweet fruit right now. Delicious and enjoyable. Not the best food pairing but great on its own. Having had past vintages, I think it will settle down but if you don't like it young, you won't like it older. If you do, its got a decade left.