Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth and black tea.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, cherries, strawberries, currants, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, wood, earth, chocolates, coffee, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.
Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and spices.
This is a great Monastrell from Jumilla, Spain. Always enjoyable by itself or with food. Fruity and spicy with a touch of earth notes.
Well balanced with mild complexity and a great mouthfeel.
Very fruity right out of the bottle, and gets earthier as it opens up.
I paired it with Spanish tapas. Has high alcohol so watch out... 😃
Aged in French oak barrels.
15.5% alcohol by volume.
$13. — 5 days ago
Fun Rose! Not as light as Provencal...better backbone with Monastrell can have bite at the end! — 8 days ago
Fresh and Vibrant. Gorgeous array of raspberry, cranberry, and sweet spice notes! Phenomenal with Lamb! — 16 days ago
With its suave blend of rich dark fruit and energetic floral and spice qualities, this juicy Spanish red will pair well with a range of foods, especially grilled meats. It also drinks wonderfully by itself. Supple tannins and subtle grip keep the exuberant fruit in check. $15.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, October 2018) — 12 days ago
Monastrell & garnacha & syrah. Jammy on the nose, dry, full bodied. Like a warm spicy hug! — 14 days ago
Finally! I could not resist the temptation to open the Clio. And it did not disappoint!
It was so dense and powerful that it could actually stood up to the Royce dark chocolate at the end of dinner. But as impressive as the palate was, the nose was better with its class and elegance. A bit too ripe in my opinion, but nevertheless very enjoyable. — 7 days ago
Blackberry on the nose. More dark fruit on the palate. Light pepper, acid, and tannins on the finish. — 5 days ago
Ripe fruit, dense, fruity, good finish. Reminds me of some Puglia rounded wines. — 12 days ago
Very nice wine. Great finish. — 4 days ago