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Monasterio de las Viñas Blend Gran Reserva Garnacha 2005 Wine Review

Monasterio de las Viñas Blend Gran Reserva Garnacha 2005

Monasterio de las Viñas Blend Gran Reserva Garnacha 2005

Carinena D.O., Spain

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 15

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Price: $16.95

Drink: 2008-2016

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Monasterio de las Viñas

Agent: Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A mouth-watering, delicious Spanish red. Full-bodied, but not heavy with notes of ripe dark red fruit. this wine is a blend of Garnacha (otherwise known as Grenache), Tempranillo, Cariñena and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. This Gran Reserva is a rare opportunity to taste mature Spanish wine, a rare treat . Pair with veal.

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

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This Monasterio de las Viñas Blend Gran Reserva Garnacha 2005 was reviewed on March 18, 2021 by Natalie MacLean

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Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

A first whiff of this wine makes one believe they have found an ages old treasure. Rustic, musty, forest floor, ripe dark fruit, a damp cellar. ThisGarnacha(Grenache), Tempranillo, and Carinena blend was aged for two years in oak and three years in the bottle before hitting the shelves. Full-bodied and elegant. Integrated tannins and balanced acidity . $16.95 is a steal for this mature Spanish wine. Buy a case. This Gran Reserva still has some cellar potential.
Good cuts of beef, roasted lamb shank, game. Points for value. XD
Tasted: December 2014
Wineboy rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Lovely floral aromas over plums and old oak barrels. Smooooth with more prominent oak on the palate compared to the nose.
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This Gran Reserva is ruby red, and declared at 13.5% ABV. Decanted 2h and aromatics increased significantly. Showing field strawberry, plum, black currant, pure dark chocolate aromatics and on the palate. Medium acidity, medium plus fruit intensity, medium bodied, medium tannins. Tart and grippy mouthfeel. Persistence of field berry and chocolate with medium finish. Enjoy 2016-2018. Tasted Jan 2016.
Craig Haynes - WSET3 FWS SWS IWS rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Opened this 2005 in April 2021 and over all the results were positive. Sure, the flavours had dissipated significantly and the structure had frayed. But this super dry, medium bodied red blend’s bouquet was a treat. Plenty of mature, alluring aromas emerged from my glass - envision sweet molasses, ripe cassis, fig and plum preserves.

Crafted in Spain’s Carinena appellation from Garnacha, Tempranillo and Carinena. Uncork soon and sip with blue cheeses and cured Moroccan olives.

Reviewed on May 1, 2021
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Tasted in 2018. Still showing some considerable fruit - mainly strawberry and ripe plum, and some dusty smoke aromas. Medium body, acidity is medium+, fruit is present, maybe a bit more muted on the palate than on the nose. Tannins have smoothed out. Still lots of life! Enjoy with pork or braised beef. Update - tasted again in 2021. I think this is still quite drinkable, but perhaps has mellowed a bit. The fruit is a bit more muted on the nose, and there are more dusty, dried tea and herb notes. Still quite a lot of flavour on the palate, fruit is a bit tart, and there is still some acidity there. More leather and spice notes than I recall from last time. If you still have this vintage, I would drink it now!
Rahim reviewed this wine as follows:

Very good buy
This Spanish red wine blend is mostly Garnacha grapes, along with some with Tempranillo and Cariñena (Carignan). This wine was matured for 2 years in oak barrels then another 3 years in bottle before being released from the winery. - Community Wine Reviews

7 Members would buy this wine again

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