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Big Basin Homestead 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - The juicy, red fruited, spicy, meaty and leather-scented 2014 Homestead (35% Mourvedre, 27% Grenache, 19% Carignan and the rest Syrah...
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Bodegas Juan Gil 18 Meses **Blue Label** 2016 750ml

Rated 90 - Lots of licorice and a hint of tar on the nose, the black fruit needing some time to emerge. Generous, supple tannins on the full-bodied...
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Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell 12 Meses (Silver Label) 2015 750ml

Rated 91+ - The 2015 Juan Gil (silver label) is their pure Monastrell aged in oak for 12 months. The profile of this wine has changed, and there is...
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Bodegas Volver Tarima Hill 2015 750ml

Rated 92 - This red shows grace and depth. Black cherry, plum, mineral and smoke flavors mingle harmoniously over well-integrated tannins, while...
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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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Castano Monastrell Yecla 2016 750ml

Rated 90 - I hadn't encountered their entry-level, young and unoaked Monastrell for a while, but I tasted the 2016 Monastrell, which fermented in...
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Castano Solanera Yecla 2015 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2015 Solanera used to wear the ultimate Spanglish label, which said "Viñas Viejas of Monastrell" even if it was always a blend (in...
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Enrique Mendoza Estrecho 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - The 2012 vintage was extremely dry and the head-pruned, dry-farmed vineyards really suffered, they had no more than 250 liters of rain...
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Enrique Mendoza Monastrell La Tremenda 2016 750ml

Rated 92 - Their entry-level Monastrell is already the 2016 La Tremenda is sourced from the vineyard that names the wine, from their estate El...
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Enrique Mendoza Monastrell Las Quebradas 2014 750ml

Rated 93+ - The 2014 Las Quebradas is pure Monastrell is named after the vineyard it comes from—a chalk-rich, stony vineyard with very poor...
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Hewitson Mouvedre Baby Bush 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - The cuttings for this vineyard were taken from the Old Garden Vineyard, so despite it’s relatively young age, it has pedigree. Sage,...
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Mourvedre

Mourvedre is another one of those grape varietals that comes in many guises - in Spain it is known as Monastrell, and you often find it listed as Mataro in wines produced in New World regions of California and Australia. It is most typically used as a blending grape, adding its unique characteristics to wines made up of Grenache and Syrah.

Although grown in many of the world’s leading wine producing countries, this grape’s true home is in the French region of Bandol, where it continues to be the star of several blended wines of superb quality. Mourvedre is prized for its ability to lend a depth of flavor to otherwise astringent wines, and brings a gamey, herbal set of tasting notes to the table which add plenty of complexity. It is used to great effect in the excellent red blends of the southern Rhone Valley, as well as those in Languedoc-Roussillon. Mourvedre is very much a warm climate varietal, hence its prevalence in southern France and Spain, and under plenty of sunshine it picks up its powerful set of flavors and aromas. In Spanish Mourvedre wines, we get to see a bit of the versatility of this grape - it is used to make everything from sweet to dry red wines, as well as rose and fortified wines.