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Alceño 50 Barricas 2016 Wine Review

Alceño 50 Barricas 2016

Alceño 50 Barricas 2016

Jumilla D.O., Spain

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $16.95

Drink: 2019-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Alceño

Agent: The Case For Wine

Natalie's Score: 89/100

A full-bodied Syrah and Monastrell red wine blend with dark berry, plum, cocoa, grilled herbs and cedar spice flavours on the palate. This traditional family estate was founded in the Jumilla region in 1870 but only began bottling in 2000. In its fourth generation of winemaking, wines are mainly fermented in cement casks and aged in American and French wood.

Food pairings: spice-braised lamb, cheddar, grilled pork chops, Muscovy duck.

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This Alceño 50 Barricas 2016 was reviewed on July 19, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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Christian Marcoux rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

From the lovely region of Jumilla in Spain comes the captivating Premium 50 Barricas, a 2016 Syrah from the Alceño Bodegas winery. This wine reveals delicious aromas of blackberry jam, fruitcake, cured meat, licorice, espresso and cigar box. Made from 85% Syrah and 15% Monastrell, this full-bodied wine shows well-knit tannins and a warm finish, providing a lovely coating throughout the journey in the palate. Flavors: black cherry, blackberry jam, leather, lavender, vanilla and sweet tobacco. Enjoy!
Daniel O'Keefe rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Syrah with 15% Monastrell. A dark coloured and pretty wine showing black pepper, smoke, tar, blackberry, plum, and black cherry aromas. Jammy flavours, almost sweet, with cherry, plum, and other black fruits. The six months spent in American and French oak contribute some sweet vanilla and baking spice. Good tannins and acidity to balance the sweet fruit notes and full body of 14.5% ABV. This big red packs good value, and is well suited to grilled steaks and burgers.
Carolyn Hetke rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This 85 % Syrah/15% Monastrell is an interesting blend, Monastrell lending weight to the Syrah. Dark cherries on the palate with a touch of earthiness. Medium finish. Overall a very pleasant uncomplicated pour. Try it with burgers or kebabs. Tasted June 2019. www.thewineloverskitchen.com
From the Jumilla wine region, Alceño 50 Barricas 2016 is a great value 85% Shiraz and 15% Monastrell red wine blend. Dry, full-bodied with ripe dark cherry, dark plum, dried sweet tobacco leaf, roasted herbs and dark cocoa flavours on the palate. Enjoy now and pair with vegetable and lamb kebabs. This traditional family estate was founded in the Jumilla region in 1870 but only began bottling in 2000. In its fourth generation of winemaking, wines are mainly fermented in cement casks and aged in American and French wood. - Community Wine Reviews

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