Hacienda Monasterio Cosecha 2014
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Very intense red-violet color.
The nose is very mineral with a lot of red fruit, mint and a background of
peppermint. The aromas are complex but in perfect harmony with the tertiary
aromas of its long barrel aging.
The mouth is soft, silky and very balanced with a nervous tannin that provides
structure and freshness, and that enhances its fruity and mineral character.
Due to its mineral balance and freshness, Hacienda Monasterio Cosecha
shows a great aging potential in the bottle. It is a great wine to enjoy at any time.
|Region||Spain, Ribera del Duero|
Wine AdvocateI got to taste the 2014 Crianza, which was fascinating to compare with the 2013. It's 80% Tempranillo and 10% each Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and they have been reducing the amount of new oak to around 30% in this wine. The vineyard was planted in 1990, so the vines are ripe and getting its own personality; they saw that change happening at 18 years old. 2014 was a very good overall year in the zone, and the tannic structure is quite powerful, so it was very important to do a soft vinification to avoid extracting too much and get a balanced wine. It is very harmonious and the oak does not play an important role in the aromatics. The tannins always have that limestone texture that also adds a sapid character making it very tasty. This is a great year for the Crianza, and as I mentioned, it was fascinating to taste it next to the 2013, as both faithfully reflected the character of each vintage. It was bottled in June 2016. There were 212,011 bottles produced.
Wine SpectatorDark chocolate, forest floor and black olive notes give this red a savory character, while plum and licorice details and juicy acidity keep this lively. The plush texture leaves a clean finish. Drink now through 2024. 1,650 cases imported.
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