£11.15/ 0.75 L btl
Wine Depaula Monastrell 2020
|Type||Red Wine Young Crianza|
|Alcohol content i||13.0%|
|Bottle size and vintage||0.75 L - 2020|
J. Antonio Ponce offers us a delightful little Monastrell wine with his Depaula. If you've ever come across vegetal notes in wines made from this grape and they've not really been to your taste, have no fear; it has some of those notes but they're very pleasant, and not at all bitter; they give the wine character, conferring vivacity and personality.
Depaula is fresh and mineral, with profound aromas, ripe red fruit, toasty notes, caramel and sweetish touches, as well as hints of gunpowder. Once poured into the glass it's lusciously sweet on the nose, and reveals the Monastrell's energetic character on swirling it around. On the palate it gives the feeling of a complete wine, with chewy fruit, and it has that rustic element typical of the variety, yet still very polished. Remarkably complex for a wine at this price, a rounded wine that leaves a most pleasant sensation at the end, a merit justly attributed to its producer of course.
Don't be misled by its price, as you can decant it! This is a wine with plenty of vitality and sinew, especially when it's young, and it will benefit from a good decanting.
Dishes with creamy sauces / Substantial dishes / Roasts
- Optimum serving temperature:16ºC
- ViewPicota cherry red / Violet rim / Quite opaque / Bright / Clean
- Bouquet:Higly aromatic / Fruit aromas / Red fruit / Aniseed aromas / Spicy notes / Vegetal notes / Toasted bread / Candy sweets / Toffee / Floral scents
- Mouth:Flavoursome / Good entry / Fresh / Good acidity / Voluminous / Fruit notes / Herbaceous notes / Toffee / Marked tannins / Long finish
Not what I expected
Don't get me wrong.....this is a pleasant enough wine, just not as great as the previous reviews led me to expect. It is fruity and flavoursome....but lacks any depth. So a good wine for everyday drinking but nothing special....sorry!by: CB (31/08/2019) - Vintage 2017
Not a 91 point wine but is very good
IO was a little disappointed with this wine given Wine Advocate's 91 point rating. Personally i would rate it at 86/87by: Russell (29/05/2019) - Vintage 2017
this wine is so smooth and would be ideal with food or on its own! It could also be chilled on a hot day!by: Kemp (14/11/2020) - Vintage 2019
Great value. You have to love this wine for the price.by: EmilioMisterwine (08/10/2020) - Vintage 2019
Las cosas bien hechas
En bodegas Ponce llevan años haciendo vinos honestos, sin el glamour de masterwines, gran crus o demás parafernalia, que poco a poco van conquistando nuestros paladares. Han puesto al alcance de to2 vinos excepcionales que solo necesitan un poco de paciencia al degustarlos: o decantación, mejor abrirlos 2 días antes, o guarda..y tendremos los pequeños borgoña españoles servidos...sin más..chapeu!
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Bodegas y Viñedos Ponce is a family-run winery which has successfully enabled the small denomination of Manchuela to start becoming known on the international scene. Their original and honest wines have developed into essential brands for finding out what this area produces, and in particular, for discovering the Bobal, a variety which is increasingly more appreciated thanks to the efforts and dedication of experienced winemakers such as Juan Antonio Ponce. Founded in 2005...