1999 Grandes Vinos y Viñedos Cariñena Monasterio de las Viñas Gran Reserva

Grenache Blend (Grenache)

Auction price: Register or sign-in to see quarterly averages or visit the Wine Market Journal
Drinking window not specified (Add My Dates)

Community Tasting Notes (6) Avg Score: 87 points

  • plum, licorice, earth, vanilla, and cocoa notes. med. to full bodied, dark spicy fruit and resolved dusty tannins, decent finish.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • Very thin, a bit acidic, and a non existant finish make this wine pretty awful. We like the '01 reserve much better for less money.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • I bought this online for $14 in july of 2007. I was surprised to see an older wine for such a low price so I bought a bottle. The nose is the best component of this wine which is ok if all you will be doing is smelling it. Aromas of kirsch liqueur are present along with a bit of earth. Personally I look a little further expecting a wine with a great nose to deliver at least good taste. The body on the Monasterio 1999 gran reserva is thin, somewhat vegetal, but there's a nice old wood foudre finish. I don't really recommend this wine to anyone who has a good palate, just too many flaws in this. 30%tempranillo, 30% garnacha, 20% cab, and 20% carignane. I know 80 seems like a low score but if you look at the rating scale 80 describes this wine as good, which is just what it is and nothing more.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • A cinnamon-dominated nose is the primary virtue of this wine. The palate, color, and body all meet the traditional standards of Spanish blends - a longer finish and a more distinctive taste would cause me to rate this higher.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • thick juicy fruit, but first glass a little dusty...better after decanting for an hour.Surpisingly the Reserva was better than the Gran Reserva...maybe it was just the OPR aspect

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

View all 6 Community Tasting Notes

What Do You Think? Add a Tasting Note

Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.


  • By Richard Jennings
    4/28/2007, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 92 points

    (Grandes Vinos y Viņedos Cariņena Monasterio de las Viņas Gran Reserva) Blackberry, lavender and black fruit nose; good red fruit, lavender palate; medium-plus finish (great QPR; decanted for 2 days)

NOTE: Some content is property of RJonWine.com.

Add a Pro Review Add Your Own Reviews: