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Gordo Monastrell Cabernet 2012

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Regional Varietals:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Mourvedre

Gordo Monastrell Cabernet 2012 750ML      
Sku: 63002

Gordo is Patrick Mata's affectionate way of calling his father, Jose Mata. For almost 4 generations Patrick's family produced wine in Malaga, Montilla, Sanlucar, Rioja and other Spanish regions. These wines were sold in many countries including the U.S. before and after prohibition. During the 60's the demand of Malaga wines suffered greatly which ultimately resulted in the Mata winery closing its doors in 1972. The wine Gordo pays tribute to the Mata winemaking heritage and specifically to Patrick's father. The Gordo label is a replica of one of the family labels from the late 1800's. Today after a few decades Patrick and Alberto through Compania de Vinos del Atlantico (CVA) are resurrecting their family heritage and producing wines in many regions throughout the Iberian peninsula including this rich yet elegant blend of Monastrell-Cabernet from the south east of Spain.

Tasting notes
An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes candied red fruits, Asian spices and black pepper, with a smoky topnote. Sappy, concentrated black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors gain sweetness with air and pick up notes of cola and clove. Finishes chewy and long, with slow-building tannins and lingering sweetness.

Rating
A fabulous value from an organic vineyard planted in 1970. Boasts an opaque ruby/purple color along with notes of lead pencil shavings, blackberries, black raspberries and a hint of blueberries. The sensational fruit characteristics are pure as well as vivid. This full-bodied, opulent, stunningly savory, expansively flavored 2012 can be drunk over the next 2-3 years. Wine Advocate, 91 Points

Country: Spain
Region: Murcia
Sub-Region: Yecla
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon,Mourvedre
Type: Still wine
 
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