This Cencibel/Monastrell blend is loaded with black fruit from the bouquet onto the palate. Round flavors of plum and raspberry are balanced and forward, while the finish is full and mouthfilling. A correct, tasty wine that would be hard not to like.
Cherries and an earthy undertone from the Monastrell (Mourvèdre) component come together in an easy-to-drink mature red that has an almost cherry-cough-syrup flavor. Medium weight and ready to drink tonight.
This is a perfectly good, fairly dark Garnacha that oozes bacon smoke and blueberry syrup aromas. The palate is mildly zesty due to adequate acidity, while the blackberry flavors carry a certain savory quality along with firm tannins.
Fiery raspberry aromas are touched up with mint and coconut, and the palate on this Monastrell-Cencibel (Tempranillo) blend is a little hot and abrasive but tasty. Solid cherry, berry, pepper and vanilla flavors on the palate and finish.
Leather, roasted berry and barnyard make for a rustic, warm nose. The palate is grippy, with chewy, roasted black fruit flavors. Meaty, lasting, deep and dense, but also rubbery and a little low on acidic vitality. A Monastrell-Tempranillo blend to drink now.
Starts out round and red fruited before turning more herbal and raw with air. The palate is thick and rugged, with green-inflected strawberry and raspberry flavors. Quick, minty tasting and gritty on the finish.
Tart cherry aromas and flavors with tarragon accents are wrapped in oak in this medium-weight, mature red. The wine is evenly textured, but the oak sits well to the fore, really predominating on the very dry, tangy-in-a-woody-way finish. —M.M.