Reveals ripe red and dark fruit scents overlaid with cinnamon, clove and a whiff of vanilla. Rich, thick blackberry flavours kick in on the palate with a splash of dark chocolate, lightly firm tannic structure and red currant/blackcurrant notes on the finish.
The medium garnet colour suggests a moderately aged 100% Monastrell that’s ready to drink now. Savoury, herbal and red fruits on the nose. Juicy acidity and fine tannins are exceptionally well balanced on the palate. Savoury finish with lingering mint notes.
Pansa Blanca is a synonym for Xarel·lo, a variety used in the production of cava. Almost water-white in colour with a minerally, citrus-peel nose and a light floral note. Light-bodied, dry and fresh on the palate. Easy drinking.
The perfect pre-dinner wine to stimulate your appetite. Pale straw in colour with a camomile and white-flower nose; light-bodied, crisply dry and elegant with great length and an edge of salinity.
Shockingly good for the price. Pale lemon in colour with citrus and mineral nose; medium-bodied, dry and crisp with green apple and green pear flavours; well balanced with a long finish.
An interesting blend providing blackberry, blueberry, currants and spice with nice weight and structure. The oak stands out a touch. Try with braised meat dishes.
Ripe plum, leather and a puff of sweet pipe smoke open this stalwart silver label Monastrell, always a consistent Spanish bet. This captures Jumilla's massive heat and generosity well, highlighting the savoury, concentrated old vines (40+ years old) grown on chalky, limestone soils. Whole-cluster maceration for 25 days before a year in French oak builds in structure as well as power. Not shy, this is drinking very well now in its 4th year, as the grippy, ample tannins are wearing around the edges.