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.