Venus La Universal

Dido la Universal Montsant Garnacha Blend

9.0409 ratings
9.152 pro ratings
Montsant, Tarragona, Catalunya, Spain
Garnacha Blend
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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)

Jul 31st, 2019
Saida Santana Margalef

2011 Vintage

2011 Vintage

Jan 4th, 2019
Matt Lasater

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
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
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
Max Gottesfeld

Well made.

Well made.

1 person found it helpfulJul 7th, 2016
Tracy Hall

Upon opening, I couldn't get past the diaper poo smell to taste it. Decanted the 2nd day and much better. Nice black pepper and black currant flavors.

Upon opening, I couldn't get past the diaper poo smell to taste it. Decanted the 2nd day and much better. Nice black pepper and black currant flavors.

1 person found it helpfulJul 12th, 2015