Bodegas Enrique Mendoza

Estrecho Alicante Monastrell

9.143 ratings
9.113 pro ratings
Alicante, Valencia, Spain
Monastrell
Top Notes For
Timothy Keith

Beautiful wine, power, structure and balance... Anything and everything you could want, spice box aromas with rosemary and bright red fruits. Buy the 2015's from Murcia/Jumilla/Alicante they're spot on.

Beautiful wine, power, structure and balance... Anything and everything you could want, spice box aromas with rosemary and bright red fruits. Buy the 2015's from Murcia/Jumilla/Alicante they're spot on.

Apr 20th, 2018
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

8.9

Savory, old world-styled monastrell. I usually give to guests looking for something along the lines of Sangiovese; I find it's full red fruit and bright acid of this wine analogous to something like a modern Brunello. This time waited a couple hours to try a glass, and the wine really unfurled-flamboyant red florals, some savory vegetal notes, lots of dried Spanish soil. A little one-note but still super tasty

Savory, old world-styled monastrell. I usually give to guests looking for something along the lines of Sangiovese; I find it's full red fruit and bright acid of this wine analogous to something like a modern Brunello. This time waited a couple hours to try a glass, and the wine really unfurled-flamboyant red florals, some savory vegetal notes, lots of dried Spanish soil. A little one-note but still super tasty

Apr 5th, 2017
Carlos Lorenzo

Brown color touches, very powerful, mature fruits, leather, chinese ink. Fruit, fruit and fruit with a final wood. Very good.

Brown color touches, very powerful, mature fruits, leather, chinese ink. Fruit, fruit and fruit with a final wood. Very good.

Aug 11th, 2016
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.9

Nice soft nose and palate. Balanced and lovely fruit and Earth tones. Nice acidity. Ripe fruit. Integrated with a nice finish. Moderately long and velvety finish. Oak is integrated.

Nice soft nose and palate. Balanced and lovely fruit and Earth tones. Nice acidity. Ripe fruit. Integrated with a nice finish. Moderately long and velvety finish. Oak is integrated.

Apr 8th, 2016
Ryan Mullins

Really interesting take on the camel!

Really interesting take on the camel!

Apr 7th, 2016
Felipe Ferreiro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

9.0

Estrecho de Enrique Mendoza, capa y densidad alta, buena potencia en nariz, fruta roja madura, cacao amargo potente, notas ahumadas. En boca potente, paso con buena tanicidad y estructura, final quizás demasiado cargado de madera.

Estrecho de Enrique Mendoza, capa y densidad alta, buena potencia en nariz, fruta roja madura, cacao amargo potente, notas ahumadas. En boca potente, paso con buena tanicidad y estructura, final quizás demasiado cargado de madera.

Mar 7th, 2016
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

8.9

Pretty closed at the mo, nice grip, savoury style (French), needs time but has some elegance.

Pretty closed at the mo, nice grip, savoury style (French), needs time but has some elegance.

Feb 27th, 2016
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Barny

Fruchtig, floral, würzig, tief

Fruchtig, floral, würzig, tief

Nov 29th, 2020
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