Drink.  Learn.  Laugh.  Repeat.

Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 327,173 strong:

Register Today!

Menguante Selección Garnacha 2012 Wine Review

Menguante Selección Garnacha 2012

Menguante Selección Garnacha 2012

Carinena D.O.P., Spain

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 6

  Add My Review

Price: $16.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Menguante

Agent: Vinexx

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Juicy and succulent with lip-smacking flavours of fleshy blueberries. Fresh, aromatic nose of purple plums and blueberries. Darker on the palate with acidity and some sour fruit. Full-bodied and smooth. Pair with barbecued ribs.

Garnacha food pairings: braised beef dishes, turkey, soft cheese, roasted pork.

Heavenly Hamburger Wine

This Menguante Selección Garnacha 2012 was reviewed on July 23, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2017  2008  2007 

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

Reviews and Ratings

Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

From Aragon, Spain, made entirely from 80-yr-old local Garnacha, aged 8 mos in French & American oak. Fragrant ripe raspberries, vanilla, spice and toast aromatics followed by a palate giving ripe raspberry jam, vanilla, allspice and minerality, with bright acidity and long raspberry liquor finish. Excellent value.
Tasted July 2016
Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Delicious and the price is right! This Garnacha is packing juicy berry notes including: raspberry, cherry, and blueberry. Overall, this Spanish gem is medium bodied, easy drinking with moderate tannins and a much appreciated sky high acidity, simply leaving the palate salivating for another sip. Enjoy pairing this Spanish red with cedar-planked salmon. It's a sure-fire BBQ crowd pleaser. Tasted July 2016. @sommsosa | bespoketastings.ca
Marco Giovanetti rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

On the nose notes of black fruit compote with vanilla cream and seasoned oak. On the mouth, generous with ripe fruit and sweet and supple tannins. Good balance between concentration and acidity. Perfect with pulled pork bbq sandwich
Produced by Vinedos Y Bodegas Pablo, Menguante (2014) is a deep-red wine made from the native Grenache grape. This winery is located in Sistema Iberico in Aragon and vineyards are 550 to 750 metres above sea level, creating a wide variance between day and night temperatures and allowing the fruit to ripen, but still remain fresh. Old vines are between 30 and 80 years of age and the wine was aged 8 months in French and American oak. Menguante is strawberry, raspberry jam on the nose as well as on the palate with a spicy finish. - Community Wine Reviews

If you liked the Menguante Selección Garnacha 2012, you might also like these wines:

Recipes for Menguante Selección Garnacha 2012



Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Matilda Nieves Red Wine
Mencia 2020,
Ribeira Sacra, Ribera Del Duero D.O. ...

Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean offers North America's most popular online wine and food pairing classes. She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, both selected as one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year.

Join 327,173 thirsty wine lovers who get access to all of her wine reviews by becoming a member of her site. Take a free online pairing class with her here.



Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times


Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.


Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a feisty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  




Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award