100% un-grafted Monastrell from vineyards that date back to 1935, planted in the Alicante region of Spain. Traditional dry farmed viticulture, cultivated completely by hand, with minimal human intervention. This is the work of Jorge Ordonez, and his name synonymous with the best wines of Spain. The style here is ripe & powerful. Aromas of dark berry liqueur, cherry-cola, spice and candied violets. Sweet, penetrating and seamless on the palate with smoky notes from 14 months in primarily new French oak. If you're a fan of big, full-bodied wines from warm weather climates, this is a winner!
"An aromatic underpinning of tarry smoke and medicinal herbs serves as a savory counterpoint to ripe flavors of crème de cassis, blackberry preserves, licorice and espresso crema in this rich red. A frame of sculpted tannins and lightly tangy citrus peel acidity are well-knit to the expressive flavor range, resulting in a powerful, harmonious version. Monastrell. Drink now through 2029." The Wine Spectator, 92 Points
"Aromas of blackberries, dark cherries, chocolate, bay leaves, mocha and cigar box. It’s full-bodied with firm tannins. Ripe, rich and chocolatey. Drink or hold." James Suckling, 90 Points