If you can taste this wine blind along with friends, we would recommend you do so. Its cheerful, light-hearted and amusing label might lead us to believe that we are dealing with a simple wine, but that is simply not true. It is a very complete wine, and one of those that conveys the terrain and landscape. Its makers have understood how to preserve its decidedly fruit-forward character (essentially Garnacha with 25% Syrah), without masking it through ageing and it is an absolute gem of purity and balance; genuine, serious and elegant, but also youthful, fresh and easy to drink.
The Cuatro Monos red is an “alert” wine, lively, exhibiting a lovely ruby-cherry colour in the glass, of medium density and glyceric. It proffers aromas of fruit in its purest form, with woodland notes that are fresh and succulent without coming over as sweet, with a smoky and mineral (pencil lead) touch and some velvety notes, especially in the glass when still, which remind us of certain flowers, like violets. Its complexity is quite remarkable, and its nose is very elegant and honest.
On the palate it is intense, with a good, vibrant and juicy structure (the addition of Syrah surely has some bearing on the good deal of body it has, yet not in the least heavy): it is fresh, approachable and an easy drink; slightly smoky on the finish. An interesting, fine Garnacha from Madrid, recommendable, ideal to team up with meats, and roasts in particular, and just quite simply because: the company of those four nice monkeys might well be enough to brighten up an evening for us too.