Bodegas Señorío de Barahonda

Nirea Yecla Monastrell 2017

Perfectly paired with Erik’s hickory smoked ribeye. Clean finish with garnacha bold richness. Balanced and uncomplicated in an impressive fashion. Perfectly centred as it is geographically en España. — 3 days ago

Bodegas Juan Gil

18 meses Jumilla Monastrell Blend 2016

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Pronounce nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cloves, cola, earth, chocolates, tobacco, spices, mocha, vegetables, leather and peppercorn.

Long spicy finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

A beautiful Monastrell blend from the house of Juan Gil. Showing nice complexity and balance with a great mouthfeel. Big bold and grippy.

Good by itself or with food. Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins.

I love anything Gil makes, and this is a delicious example.

Still young and could use a few more years in the bottle to mature, but already drinking very nicely.

I paired it with Brie cheese, almonds and crackers.

A blend of 60% Monastrell, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah. Aged separately for 18 months in French and American oak barrels.

16.5% alcohol by volume (watch out)

92 points.

— 11 days ago

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Compañia de Vinos del Atlántico

Elo Monastrell 2010

That was fine. Was nothing but fruit upon opening, like a Pinot with no bones. Gained some structure over the hour. — 4 days ago

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Bodegas San Isidro

Sabatacha Crianza Jumilla Monastrell 2014

Cherry color. Mature red fruits,
wood, vanilla.
— 3 days ago

Bodegas El Nido

Clio Jumilla Monastrell-Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

The 2016 Bodegas El Nido ‘Clio’ is another impressive release from this storied Jumilla estate. The bouquet evokes intense dark fruits aromas with roasted dates, chocolate covered espresso bean and hints of tar. There is a wonderful freshness to this highly viscous wine, as layered dark fruits with silky tannins line the palate. Not for the weary, this decadent new ‘Clio’ is marvelous in its youth but will continue to evolve well for a decade or more. Drink 2019-2031- 93 — 9 hours ago

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Bodegas Volver

Tarima Hill Old Vines Alicante Monastrell 2016

I tried the 13 vintage a couple of years ago. This one is just as smooth. A full, ripe, and fruit forward wine. I like it. — 12 days ago

Castillo del Barón

Yecla Monastrell

Paired with pizza. 2014. Bit of a bite but pepperoni balances it. — 20 days ago

Finca Bacara

Time Waits For No One Monastrell

Wonderful body. Sweet finish. Full oakiness. — 14 days ago

Bodegas San Isidro

Sabatacha Jumilla Monastrell

Deep violet. Raspberry, plum aromas. — 19 days ago