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Bodegas Volver Tarima Hill 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - (made from vines that were planted between 1935 and 1970): Bright purple. An exotically perfumed bouquet displays scents of fresh black...
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Carmine Monastell 2009 750ml

Rated 90+ - The 2009 Carmine Monastrell (100%) spent 6 months in new oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it sports a nose of smoke, mocha,...
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Casta Diva Sweet Monastrell 'Recondita Armonia' 2013 500ml

Rated 90 - Deep ruby. Expressive aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, peppery spices and licorice pastille. The sweet, tactile and plush palate...
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Castano Monastrell Hecula 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - The basic offering from proprietor Ramon Castano Santa, who owns a whopping 1,000 acres in Yecla, is the 2012 Hecula, which is sourced...
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Castano Monastrell Yecla 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - Deep ruby. Vibrant, sharply focused and complex on the nose, displaying fresh red berries, cherry pits, Asian spices and incense. The...
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Enrique Mendoza Estrecho 2011 750ml

Rated 92 - The 100% old-vine Monastrell 2011 Estrecho is produced with grapes from a single vineyard, from the Estrecho de Pipa zone in Villena at...
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Enrique Mendoza Monastrell Las Quebradas 2010 750ml

Rated 94 - There is one new wine, 2010 Las Quebradas, pure Monastrell grown on rocky soils high in chalk from a very old vineyard, which shows a...
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Olivares Monastrell Altos De La Hoya 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - Deep ruby. Smoky, deeply pitched dark berry compote, licorice and bitter chocolate scents show very good clarity, picking up a sexy...
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Wrongo Dongo Monastrell 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - Bright purple. Displays sexy aromas of blueberry, violet and cola, with a hint of white pepper adding urgency. Juicy, supple and...

Mourvedre Spain

Mourvèdre is a fascinating and ancient grape varietal, thought to have been introduced to Spain by the ancient Phoenicians over two thousand years ago. Since then, it has found a home in many regions of France, and has gone on to be a key grape varietal in the New World, where it is often blended with Grenache and Syrah varietals to make a beautifully rounded and balanced red wine. The Mourvèdre grape itself is renowned for holding a complex set of flavours, which are often described as meaty or gamey, with plenty of bramble fruit notes. As such, they are often served with dark meats, and are enjoyed in many countries across the globe. The grapes are not the easiest to cultivate, as they require plenty of sunshine alongside well irrigated soil. However, their quality and unique attributes mean that wineries all over the globe continue to persevere with this special varietal.
Ever since the Phoenicians and Romans brought their knowledge of vine cultivation to Spanish soils, the country's culture has grown alongside wine production, with wine being a vital part of Spanish identity and Spanish traditions. Each region of Spain has a wine quite distinct from the others, and it is produced by smallholders and families as much as it is by large companies and established wineries. From the relatively mild and lush regions of La Rioja to the arid plateaus that surround Madrid, grapes are grown in abundance for the now booming Spanish wine industry, and new laws and regulations have recently been put in place to keep the country's standards high. By combining traditional practices with modern technology, Spanish wineries are continuing to produce distinctive wines of great character, flavor and aroma, with the focus shifting in recent decades to quality over quantity.