Venus La Universal

Dido la Universal Montsant Garnacha Blend

9.0453 ratings
9.154 pro ratings
Montsant, Tarragona, Catalunya, Spain
Garnacha Blend
Top Notes For
Peter Sultan

I discovered that the makers of this were intending to interpret femininity via their blend of syrah, garnacha, merlot & Cabernet. That they are also the children of two famed Priorat makers also makes sense: such an elegant, refined body of dark fruits, marked by both freshness & power. For 20$ this is just a remarkable bottle. I’ve tried earlier vintages, it’s no accident.

I discovered that the makers of this were intending to interpret femininity via their blend of syrah, garnacha, merlot & Cabernet. That they are also the children of two famed Priorat makers also makes sense: such an elegant, refined body of dark fruits, marked by both freshness & power. For 20$ this is just a remarkable bottle. I’ve tried earlier vintages, it’s no accident.

Jan 13th, 2022
Saida Santana Margalef

2011 Vintage

2011 Vintage

Jan 4th, 2019
Matt

Bright, high-toned, suave tannin and brisk acid to carry all the juicy red fruit and flowers. Does not show its ABV at all and is quite alluring.

Bright, high-toned, suave tannin and brisk acid to carry all the juicy red fruit and flowers. Does not show its ABV at all and is quite alluring.

May 3rd, 2018
Josh Morgenthau

Good natural ink

Good natural ink

Mar 1st, 2018
Ron R
9.0

More celebrating. My Wifey’s mum’s 70th (and brother-in-law accessory.) She’s still rocking it. Super life event with family.
The wine is for the masses. 50 peeps plus. Drinking well. Barnyard nose. Smooth and balanced on the palette. Needs more time, but presented well tonight.
5L format. -20F here in Montreal. As we say in England: this temp will freeze the balls off a brass monkey 🐒

More celebrating. My Wifey’s mum’s 70th (and brother-in-law accessory.) She’s still rocking it. Super life event with family.
The wine is for the masses. 50 peeps plus. Drinking well. Barnyard nose. Smooth and balanced on the palette. Needs more time, but presented well tonight.
5L format. -20F here in Montreal. As we say in England: this temp will freeze the balls off a brass monkey 🐒

Dec 31st, 2017
Miguel Ostrowski

Completely fell in love with this Wine while in Barcelona, call it vacation euphoria if you may, but the Wine kept opening up and evolving into something always more beautiful then before!

Completely fell in love with this Wine while in Barcelona, call it vacation euphoria if you may, but the Wine kept opening up and evolving into something always more beautiful then before!

Nov 13th, 2017
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.6

The last Monsant of Barcelona. Dried herbs, peppermint, black raspberries. Minerals. Yum.

The last Monsant of Barcelona. Dried herbs, peppermint, black raspberries. Minerals. Yum.

5 people found it helpfulJan 3rd, 2013
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9.1

Vivid magenta. Smoke-tinged red berry and cherry pit aromas are complemented by suggestions of black cardamom and licorice. A hint of spicy cracked pepper sharpens raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that slowly turn sweeter with air. Focused and spicy on the penetrating finish, showing very good persistence and subtle, building tannins that provide gentle final grip. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, April 2019)

Vivid magenta. Smoke-tinged red berry and cherry pit aromas are complemented by suggestions of black cardamom and licorice. A hint of spicy cracked pepper sharpens raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that slowly turn sweeter with air. Focused and spicy on the penetrating finish, showing very good persistence and subtle, building tannins that provide gentle final grip. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, April 2019)

1 person found it helpfulJul 31st, 2019
Michael Duffy

Wonderful. Dark fruits, herbs, licorice; density and lithe freshness at the same time. Tastes like fruit grown in a mountain forest.

Wonderful. Dark fruits, herbs, licorice; density and lithe freshness at the same time. Tastes like fruit grown in a mountain forest.

1 person found it helpfulMar 24th, 2018
Jo Anne B

Tastes of elderflower and a little bit of cardamom and fennel. Keeps getting better.

Tastes of elderflower and a little bit of cardamom and fennel. Keeps getting better.

1 person found it helpfulJan 16th, 2017