Only 10 Cases Available And Then That's It!
Every January in Spain, local wineries celebrate their harvest by taking clippings of old vines that fuel fire pits, which smoke meats and cheeses.
As you can probably imagine, this smells incredible.
Why is this important?
Because, the 2016 Hacienda Monasterio from Ribera del Duero captures all the intoxicating flavors and scents that fill the air in Spain in January.
Now, if you are not going to Spain this month, imagine a cheese board full of honey soaked proscuitto, fig spread, smoked Jamon, and soft cheese. Now imagine a glass of the most luscious Tempranillo you can remember.
That's the 2016 Hacienda!
A nose rich with dark red fruit, mint, and a background of peppermint. The aromas are complex, but in perfect harmony with the secondary notes of cassis, tobacco, black currant, roasted meat. With wonderful texture, the intense red-violet color is driven by the wine's fantastic blend of 80% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, and 2% Malbec.
Hacienda Monasterio 2016 is from an outstanding vintage that will reward you today and over the next ten years.
94+ / 100
"The Crianza is now simply the 2016 Hacienda Monasterio, a powerful wine from a large vintage where the vines delivered a good crop of ripe grapes, even when the grapes were harvested early. They told me they have seen the climate change in their vineyards, and the ripe grapes and the wine now achieve 15% alcohol and it's very difficult to lower it. This is a generous and ripe wine with a juicy texture, ripe flavors and abundant, round tannins."