Hacienda Monasterio

2012 / 750 ml. | Item #: 43482

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Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 80% Tinto Fino, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot

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Critical Acclaim

RP94 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 29th Oct 2015

"The current vintage for the crianza is 2012. The 2012 Crianza, from a dry vintage, resulted much fresher than expected, fresher than 2009 and 2011 in fact. The vines are dry-farmed and were planted some 22 years ago, and you might say they have matured by now. The approximate mixture of grapes in their vineyards is mostly Tempranillo with some 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 2% Malbec, and it’s more or less the blend in this wine. The Cabernet works well, providing finesse and some acidity to the Tempranillo. Merlot does not work that well, and they are regrafting it to Cabernet and Malbec, so in future vintages there will be less of it. The wine matured in 20% new French oak barrels for some 20 months. There are no traces of the barriques and the nose took me to the Riberas of yesteryear, with some subtle rusticity; it’s ripe without excess and there’s good balance between fruit, spices and perhaps something earthy. The palate is extremely balanced, medium-bodied with very fine tannins, tasty, approachable and long. This could very well be the best crianza ever produced at Monasterio. This has to be one of the bargains of the vintage in Ribera, given the quality it delivers. 175,000 bottles produced." (94 pts.)

JS93 JamesSuckling.com Friday, July 17, 2015

"A crisp red with plum, berry and mineral aromas and flavors. Full body, dense center palate and a minerally aftertaste. Fresh and bright. Drink now." (93 pts.)

VN93 Vinous Dec 2015

"Deep ruby. Pungent cherry pit, raspberry and spicecake aromas are complemented by Asian spices, woodsmoke and minerals. Succulent and expansive on the palate, offering sappy red berry liqueur and floral flavors and a subtle licorice pastille quality. Concentrated yet vibrant and precise, finishing with excellent clarity, velvety tannins and excellent tenacity." (93 pts.)

Spain

The picturesque countryside of Spain is littered with vineyards large and small, and offers up some of the best value available on the wine market today. You can consistently fine critically-acclaimed Spanish wines selling for less than their counterparts from other wine-producing countries. The Rioja and Ribera del Duero regions are most famous, and there's nowhere else in the world where you'll find as many world-class Tempranillos.

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SKU 43482
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Hacienda Monasterio
Country Spain
Region Ribera del Duero
District N/A
Product Location - Location-Appellation Ribera del Duero
Package Size 750 ml.
Packaging - Non-Standard and Special N/A
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 15%
Brand Hacienda Monasterio
Brand URL N/A
Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style N/A
Vintage 2012
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Critical Acclaim N/A
Premier Pick No
Awards and Accolades N/A
Awards Description N/A
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Organic Description N/A
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 80% Tinto Fino, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
Primary Grape Tempranillo
Body N/A
Finish N/A
Food Pairing N/A
Occasion Pairing N/A
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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