Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.
Showing red and black fruits with wood, earth, light vegetables, spices, tobacco leaf, coffee and peppercorn.
Fruit forward with medium plus acidity.
Full bodied and dry on the palate.
Long finish with grippy tannins and tangy raspberries.
Too young right now, and will be better in 3 to 5 years.
Wine Enthusiasts 88 points.
A blend of 70% Monastrell and 30% Garnacha. Vegan.
Tangy and spicy with a nice mouthfeel.
14.3% alcohol by volume
$24. — 17 days ago
Aromático, floral, muy rico — 2 months ago
Lovely with steak and hot sauce — 2 months ago
Ягодный вкус с дубильным оттенком. Насыщенное, чуть тяжеловатое особенно для своего года. Но черт возьми вкусное — 8 days ago
Balanced tempranillo — a month ago
Funky floral, balanced acid, tart, well rounded, great with Mediterranean food! (@ Taste - 4.6 - would buy again!) — 2 months ago
Bodegas San Francisco Javier is the new joint venture in Jerez between Peter "Pingus" Sisseck and the owners of Hacienda Monasterio.
Together they bought an impressive solera with the idea to produce Fino wines, plus eight hectares of vines in Pago Balbaína and a further two in Pago Macharnudo. This is the very first bottling, and after the rave reviews from wine critics, we can expect this joint venture to continue, promising two different wines in the future.
Parker • 96 points
"This is a powerful and fresh Fino, pungent and persistent, long, amazingly elegant, vibrant and alive. I was floored by the complexity and elegance of this wine."
93+ points for the technical quality of the wine, but the style (Sherry) is not my cup of tea. Anyone that has interest in my second bottle? 😂 — 2 months ago
Exquisito, cereza brillante. Denso, perdura su gusto — a month ago
Pajarete or Paxarete is a traditional sweet wine from southern Andalusia. Historically, such wines came from the Pago de Pajarete, an ancient vineyard site in the Sierra de Cádiz, coveted for its wines since at least the 16th Century. Located about 38 miles north east of Jerez, Pajarete’s vineyards were devastated by phylloxera at the end of the 19th Century and never replanted. But growers in the neighboring province of Málaga continued using Pajarete’s name to describe wines made in this style. This Pajarete is a blend of Muscat of Alexandria and Pedro Ximénez, sourced from vineyards in the Axarquía and Montes de Málaga subregion on slate soils. The Muscat comes from Axarquía, closer to the coast, while the Pedro Ximénez from Montes de Málaga, further inland. They are vinified separately and blended together after fortification. After blending, they are oxidatively aged in old American oak botas for an average of 5 years using the solera system. Expressive nose. Candied fruit, caramel, wood. Smooth, balanced. — 14 days ago
Bomba ! Rich, beauty tannins... — 2 months ago