First time trying a monastrell......... decant this, it helps, I put a couple of hours of air work with it and it helped, the bouquet is grape with a touch of vanilla and a has a strong perfume odor to it, not my favorite. The palate remains on the perfume side as does the vanilla and it tasted a little extracted, the decant time makes a BIG difference, let this one breathe and the perfume fades somewhat. The legs on this are slow moving and it is a little on the sweet side, I drank this at a lower temperature than I usually do a red wine and it helped it out. No tannins to speak of and no spiciness or acidity, it is very smooth and somewhat concentrated with a fairly long finish. This is not an expensive bottle of wine and with food it is worth trying out.
Great summer red. Cheery notes and very soft palate. Best served chilled. Price is 8.99 and it delivers. Can be drank alone or mixed for sangria. Good value, solid effort, and for this price you can't go wrong.
Dense purple core with reddish violet rim; sweet ripe dark berry, gingerbread, ripe but good tartness to fruit; palate is a little one dimensional and simple but good dark fruit, tart, smoky, Rhone-ish but Spanish makes sense; good QPR.
A generous combination of rich fruit, supporting earth and a streak of mocha. Velvety mouthfeel. Great with food. A tremendous wine for around $10. 14.5% alc. (Sidenote: This is a confusingly named/labeled wine. I think it's 2012 based on when it was released but for the life of me I couldn't find that on the bottle. Also: There's Tarima Monastrell and Tarima *Hill* Monastrell. The Tarima *Hill* seems to cost just a bit more and gets bigger scores. Who knows...)
dark black currant colour with amaranth rim. nose: super fruity and fresh. Plums, pomegranate and even cranberries. taste: quite big with good, high acidity but with sweet, milky softness. nice medium tannins and fruit - plums and blackberries. Wine with personality. Good price too.