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White

2009 Venus La Universal Montsant Dido "Macabeu i Garnatxa"

Grenache Blend, Grenache more

5/18/2011 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine: NR

Transparent. Big California Chardonnay type nose with a lot of fruit and some oak. I almost swear it was made by Kistler. I think this wine can age. Smooth, full flavor, fairly long in the mouth. A winner! Wine list said it was aged in oak barrels. Ah, I was right!

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Red

2009 Venus La Universal Montsant Vénus

Syrah Blend, Syrah more

6/29/2015 - yofog wrote: NR

Mostly 50-80 yr old Carinena vines, fermented with wild yeast and aged in foudre, this has ripe, meaty tones of fresh earth and baking spices.

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Red

2004 Venus La Universal Montsant Vénus

Syrah Blend, Syrah more

6/29/2015 - yofog wrote: NR

Rene held some of this vintage back and re-released it with almost no uncharge to the importer, and I'm quite glad for that as this is delicious juice with some age on it. Cured meat, dried spices, baked earth, this is starting to broaden out and open up.

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Red

2013 Venus La Universal Montsant Dido

Red Rhone Blend more

6/29/2015 - yofog wrote: NR

G,S,C,M aged in concrete and French oak. This is super fresh and crunchy but with good weight behind it. A terrific bargain around the $20 mark.

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Red

2011 Venus La Universal Montsant Dido

Red Rhone Blend more

6/3/2015 - Morrillism Likes this wine: 92 points

So interesting! If your preference is a strong and complex nose you'll enjoy this one. Cherry, licorice, and spice aromas fill the glass. Fresh and lively fruit, beautiful deep garnet color. As others have said, no oak. Only 2 left - wish I had more. Excellent QPR!

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Red

2007 Venus La Universal Montsant Dido

Red Rhone Blend more

5/13/2015 - Johan - Antwerpen Likes this wine: 88 points

Couldn't disagree less with drinking window when bottle just opened. After about an houd less Charming. Sorry for idiot spelling checken :-) onlusten citric acid left.

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Red

2013 Venus La Universal Montsant Dido

Red Rhone Blend more

4/15/2015 - Capitán Sulfito Likes this wine: 91 points

Weekday dinner: sausage, sauteed greens and rocket salad

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Red

2004 Venus La Universal Montsant Dido

Red Rhone Blend more

2/20/2015 - ms.dionysos wrote: 90 points

Wenig Säure, Geschmack nach Weichselkirsche und Trüffelpraline. Noch kein bisschen müde. Gutes Preis-/Leistungsverhätnis. Mittlerer, samtiger Abgang. Leider letzte Flasche.

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Red

2012 Venus La Universal Montsant Dido

Red Rhone Blend more

2/10/2015 - elvinet Likes this wine: 90 points

Color ojo intenso, ribete rojizo bien brilalnte, capa tirando a baja y una fina lágrima suavemente tintada. Buena intensidad en nariz con unos mentolados iniciales que aportan mucha frescura, recuerdos de golosinas de fresa, hierbas frescas, los tostados de la barrica no aparecen hasta que el vino va ganando temperatura por lo que pasan bastante desapercibidos (el vino se toma ligeramente fresco, a unos 14-15ºC), fruta roja bien fresca y en compota (mermelada de fresa), regaliz rojo y suave fondo licoroso muy agradable. En boca tiene una muy buena entrada con un recorrido lleno de frescura, fruta roja bien fresca y sabrosa, los tostados se muestran más marcados, ligera tanicidad que le aporta algo de fuerza, se disfruta mucho, buena amplitud con unos balsámicos refrescantes, buena persistencia. Final medio-largo, postgusto de fruta roja y retronasal suavemente ahumado.

More information: www.elvi.net/2015/01/11/dido-2012/

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Red

2004 Venus La Universal Montsant Vénus

Syrah Blend, Syrah more

2/8/2015 - MC2 Wines Likes this wine: NR

Wine #9: This wine arrived and was opened and later decanted (before I got to it, but not sure how much before). Much darker fruits than some of the other wines (I get more black fruit here - black currant, etc.). Nice use of oak to create a backbone. I enjoyed this one.

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Red

2011 Venus La Universal Montsant Dido

Red Rhone Blend more

1/23/2015 - Leo C wrote: 91 points

fantastic, silky with hints of spice with no oak. Seems to be perfect to drink young

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Red

2009 Venus La Universal Montsant mas sorrer

Red Rhone Blend more

11/1/2014 - lockestep Likes this wine: 87 points

Decent red, with nice weight on the palate, and balanced between the fruit and the acid. Ready to drink, not a lot of complexity and missing a lot of the earthiness you would get from the Rhone, it still is a nice little bottle. Tried it on day 2, still nice, but did not play well with turkey.

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Red

2005 Venus La Universal Montsant Vénus

Syrah Blend, Syrah more

11/2/2014 - Bandol20 Likes this wine: 92 points

17/20 * * * * COUP de CŒUR
VISUEL: grenat
OLFACTIF: nez au fruité racé avec une belle concentration. Complexité.
GUSTATIF: le terroir s'exprime magnifiquement. Belle acidité, gouleyant. Quelques notes animales "bretts" mais juste ce qu'il lui faut. Belle finale longue sur le fruit
ENSEMBLE:excellent

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White

2013 Venus La Universal Montsant Dido "Macabeu i Garnatxa"

Grenache Blend, Grenache more

9/9/2014 - honest bob wrote: 87 points

Priorat, Montsant and Rioja; 9/5/2014-9/18/2014: From 75cl, P+P in a restaurant near Gratallops. The scent reminded me of a Roussane/Viogner blend, but no, this is Viura (Macabeu)/Grenache Blanc. Surprisingly "clean" (even neutral-tasting) for a white of such weight (chubby 14,5% alc.). It would be interesting to follow this over 2-3 years to see what happens to the Galia melon taste (and the lubricated ripe-melon-like texture) on the mid-palate. 87-88P

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Red

2003 Venus La Universal Montsant Vénus

Syrah Blend, Syrah more

9/2/2014 - lesz Likes this wine: 90 points

excellent blend good fruit very smooth, everyone liked

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White

2013 Venus La Universal Montsant Dido "Macabeu i Garnatxa"

Grenache Blend, Grenache more

9/1/2014 - Capitán Sulfito wrote: 89 points

Lunch at TRES MACARRONS.

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Red

2004 Venus La Universal Montsant Vénus

Syrah Blend, Syrah more

8/27/2014 - Kentw wrote: 88 points

Similar characteristics to bottle drank in 2012. Medium bodied, lots of red and some blue fruit. Well structured with some barnyard funk still persistent with an acidic finish. Good with food, cuts some of the tartness and funk. Has lots of life left - 2012 is definitely not it's end of life date.

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Red

2011 Venus La Universal Montsant mas sorrer

Red Rhone Blend more

7/26/2014 - isaacjamesbaker wrote: 82 points

Nose of black cherries, plum cake and roasted figs. Juicy berry fruit, chewy tannins and low acid. Notes of candied berries and cola. Fun.

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Red

2009 Venus La Universal Montsant Dido

Red Rhone Blend more

4/28/2014 - Bro Likes this wine: 88 points

Robe de couleur grenat foncé ... Nez sur les fruits et la chaume ... Papilles sur les mêmes thèmes et finale intéressante ...

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Red

2008 Venus La Universal Montsant Dido

Red Rhone Blend more

4/13/2014 - neoasimov Likes this wine: 90 points

Excellent wine! Still full of fruits. Ripe berries. Really well balanced. Somewhat long in mouth. Joyful!!

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  • 90 - 94 [ **** ] (Brilliant)

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  • Red

    2011 Venus La Universal Montsant Dido

    Red Rhone Blend more

    4/10/2014 - Anonymous wrote: 91 points

    Une bombe! Avec ces arômes de vin presque nature, vieillit en cuve de ciment. Épicé et gouleyant, probablement meilleur dans sa jeunesse.

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    Red

    2008 Venus La Universal Montsant Dido

    Red Rhone Blend more

    3/6/2014 - OttawaB Likes this wine: 89 points

    Full bodied. Dark cherry and plums. Herbal element. Medium finish, drying chunky tannins. Nice wine once it given time to open up.

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    Red

    2005 Venus La Universal Montsant Vénus

    Syrah Blend, Syrah more

    2/11/2014 - sharonandroland Likes this wine: 93 points

    Powdery tannins. Slight VA. Great lift. Perfect balance, neither too heavy, or concentrated, still very long and complex. Excellent wine.

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    Red

    2008 Venus La Universal Montsant Dido

    Red Rhone Blend more

    1/5/2014 - Pedro G wrote: 91 points

    A confirmação de uma das melhores relações qualidade e preço.
    Notas tostadas da Madeira e fruta bem presente. Este e um excelente vinho. Muito ao estilo de anos anteriores um vinho elástico que se adapta a vários tipos de comida. Fruta madura, taninos suaves e um excelente aroma em nariz. Uma compra que deve ser repetida.

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    Red

    2010 Venus La Universal Montsant Dido

    Red Rhone Blend more

    1/2/2014 - wilypod Likes this wine: 88 points

    Immediately appealing but gets much better with air. A 75% Garnacha dominated red blend (with roughly equal parts Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon). Warm toned aromas of cranberry-pomegranate-red currant fruit and some mineral smokiness that smooths out with air time. Palate has pedigree and discipline, not all over the place like some Spanish Garnacha bombs; well structured, with vinous notes of delicate but tart red fruit, meat, smoke, ending with tannic grip and moderate length. I had this with apple wood smoked ham and left-over sage dressing. I believe it would show better with a meat that is not so sweet. Good now until 2016?

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