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RESERVA GARNACHA/TEMPRANILLO/CARIÑENA 2014 DOP Cariñena
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer MONASTERIO DE LAS VIÑAS
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Very deep intense purple colour. Gently cedary, spicy, intense, ripe plum purée nose with some cassis-tinged, cedar-sandalwood notes. Dry, medium bodied, quite well structured, slightly spicy, very bright, ripe, plum-cherry purée flavours with a lingering, tangy, very faintly peppery, sandalwood-ceday finish. This blend of was aged in barrel for 12 months (70% American and 30% French) and as 13.5% alcohol and 4 g/L residual sugar with lot number 190512 on the back label. This is the second REPEAT of the 2014 that was last released on November 9, 2019 at $14.95. CSPC 166579
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country Spain
Region
Rating **+(89 points)
Bright, Ripe, Gently Cedary
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: You'd not believe the structural components of such a red blend from Cariñena but falling short of travelling there to see the ancient vines and wild frontier you will just have to purchase two, try one in its still austere youth, store one away and come back again for that second bottle in no less than five years. You will be amazed at the transformation and the ability to survive. Crunchy fruit and dry, long-chained tannins. One of Spain's hidden secrets. Drink: 2020-2027. Score - 88 (Michael Godel, winealign.com, May 1, 2019) Price $ 14.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - July 25, 2020
Cases bought 1348 (12 bottles per case)

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