Monday, June 29, 2009
You can grab this right now at Costco in So Cal for 9$, which is insane. This wine is scary good for how inexpensive it is. It's the vinous equivalent of tacos from a hole in the wall place...There's so much going on in this wine, it's tough to start somewhere. 100% Monastrell, which is also known as Mouvedre in France (the grape they make Bandol out of). Its from Yecla, in Southeastern Spain. Aromatically, this is a dense, dark effort that has a lot of minerals, licorice, blackberries, and spice. There's a lot of other stuff too, but using too many adjectives in a string of superlatives can be boring...Once in the mouth, this wine continues on the spicy, blackberry, licorice path. There's a good finish too that has chocolate character and licorice.
I like this wine a lot. Of course, it's no surprise because it's imported by Eric Solomon...I'm going to go back and buy a couple of cases of this wine. It's miles better than the Luzon. For the price, I don't know if this can be beat. Scary good. Only 9$? A+