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Bodegas Juan Gil Albacea 2015 750ml

Rated 90 - Opaque violet. Powerful aromas of cassis, licorice candy and cracked pepper gain vibrancy from a mineral nuance. Juicy and pliant in the...
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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 Hecula 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2013 Hecula, which comes from 60- to 80-year old non-irrigated vines planted in pure limestone soils, is a cuvée of 12,000 cases....
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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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Castano Solanera Yecla 2013 750ml

Rated 92 - Even better is the 2013 Solanera is a “Vinas Viejas” that differs from the Castano (100% Monastrell), as this blend is 70%...
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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 2012 750ml

Rated 91+ - The first of three reds produced exclusively from Monastrell grapes, the 2012 La Tremenda comes from a single vineyard planted 16 years...
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Enrique Mendoza Monastrell La Tremenda 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - There is no Quebradas in 2012 (too dry) or in 2013 (hail) and the next one will be the 2014 but it won't be released until late into...
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Enrique Mendoza Monastrell Las Quebradas 2011 750ml

Rated 93 - Only in its second vintage, the single vineyard 2011 Las Quebradas is pure Monastrell from a chalk-rich, stony vineyard with very poor...

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.