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Community Tasting Notes (24) Avg Score: 88.9 points

  • I was stunned this thing still had life in it. But it definitely did.

    Cork and fill were great. Wine had a foundation of tart cherry with some balancing earthy flavors and a little tannin still hanging around.

    Enjoyable bottle and very impressive that a 21 year old Crianza is still pleasurable to drink.

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  • “G8 summit – A journey on the Duero-Douro-River” (blind), Wine 14: The wine showed ripe red fruit, leather, tobacco, spices, clove and smoke on the nose. On the palate the medium-bodied, reasonably balanced wine showed red and some dark fruit, chocolate, tobacco and clove, with medium-plus acidity, medium-level tannin, some heat from the alcohol and very good length. Once revealed as Hacienda Monasterio I felt underwhelmed. My first bottle of Hacienda Monasterio, but if this 1997 is a benchmark for Hacienda Monasterio’s quality the wine seems overrated and overpriced to me.

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  • An uncomplex but agreeable and easy drinking wine with moderate fruit and length.

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  • The elusive great bottle. This wine has been somewhat inconsistent over the years, but this bottle was excellent. Time to drink.

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  • PnP. Has really developed nicely since last noted in 2005. The cherry candy elements have turned to dark cherry and it's much more savory. The palate has good fruit presence, silky tannins and light acidity; feels integrated and has some textural complexity. Paired really well with fabada beans from Asurias with chorizo and morcilla. This could go years yet, but this was sadly my last bottle.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 1999, IWC Issue #87, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Hacienda Monasterio Ribera del Duero Crianza) Login and sign up and see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/28/2007, (See more on 93 points

    (Hacienda Monasterio Ribera del Duero) Group's #4 (my #2) – 37 pts; 1, 1, 2, 1 – dark red color; savory, dried plum, spiced chocolate and beef nose; tart, roasted fruit, pepper, tangy roast meat juice and tar on palate; medium-plus finish

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