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Monasterio de las Viñas Gran Reserva 2012

Monasterio de las Viñas Gran Reserva

2012
Carignan (Spain)

Monasterio de las Viñas Gran Reserva is a multi-award-winning red wine from DO Cariñena made using a...

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8.75

/ btl 0.75 L

( 8.02 x12)

Details for Monasterio de las Viñas Gran Reserva 2012

Producer

Alcohol content

13.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2012

Review

Monasterio de las Viñas Gran Reserva is a multi-award-winning red wine from DO Cariñena made using a blend of Grenache (60%), Tempranillo (30%) and Carignan (10%) grown in a stony vineyard over 40 years old in the small town of Aguarón, within the province of Zaragoza.

A lengthy stay in American and French oak barrels adds complexity and polishes its youthful sharp edges, and the result is a stylish maroon coloured wine with elegant aromas of red currants, tobacco, and undergrowth. Swilling the wine around in the glass soon brings out hints of cedar, eucalyptus, sloes, dry leaves, and dusty walks. All in all it is an intense and complex wine, but also a well-balanced one. Pleasant in the mouth with a medium body, its feelings of plum skins and comforting sweet tannins come to the front. A good level of acidity brings out the character of the fruit which, despite its long ageing period, still remain as aromas of cherries and red currants. Balsamic hints emphasize a surprisingly fresh feeling for a wine like this. Aromas of leather and liquorice combine with toasted notes and delicate spices to create a classy seductive wine. Light hints of liquorice and fine balsamic notes of bay leaf and eucalyptus eventually appear, with a taste of cocoa powder rounding off a wine with no sharpness. A wonderfully balanced wine, its long-lasting delicious aftertaste makes it hard to drink just one glass.

Pasta dishes / Roast lamb / Grilled vegetables

  • Vine age:40 years
  • Soil:Stony / Clay loam
  • Climate:Continental
  • Ageing period:24 months
  • Type of wood:American and french oak
  • ViewRuby red / Garnet glints
  • Bouquet:Red fruit / Elegant / Tobacco / Undergrowth notes / Fruit aromas / Redcurrants / Eucalyptus / Cedar
  • Mouth:Balanced / Complex / Long / Fruit notes / Intense / Redcurrant / Cherries / Balsamic notes / Pleasant finish / Medium-bodied
  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC
  • Drinking and storing:Drink now or keep until 2022

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by: GT (16 Jun) - Vintage 2012

Good choice for the price

Good taste and body at a good price. I like strong, dry and long lasting finish, this one doesn't tick all the boxes but I'm happy with this purchase.

by: noto (10/12/2019) - Vintage 2012

Sorpresa

No lo conocía y me pareció un vino muy interesante. Había probado alguna cosa de Cariñera pero este me sorprendió

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