Monestario de Santa Cruz Monastrell 2007

By | September 20, 2010

Autumn has arrived and that tends to mean a growing need for thick warm red wines. This one came as part of a mixed case from Laithwaites, and falls at the economy end of the price spectrum. Mostly Monastrell (which may or may not be Mouvedre – awaiting final DNA testing) it has a splash of Tempranillo.
It’s deep red with damsons and some blackberries. There’s a medium body, with medium high alcohol which gives it a bit more mouth feel and warmth.
There’s some spice but not enough to make it real winter warmer, but just enough for an early autumn level of cosiness.

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