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Telmo Rodriguez Almuvedre Monastrell

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Monastrell (aka Mourvedre, aka mataro) is a highly underrated grape. They produce medium to fuller-bodied styles of wine that make for excellent drinking, and go with a range of gamy and red meat dishes. Blueberries, dark cherries, earthy savouriness and soft spices float out of the glass, whilst the palate is medium-bodied and quite understated, with dark and red berry flavours, licks of Chinese five spice, gentle tannins, and a smooth, sultry finish with a touch of meatiness in the tail. A good value red that makes for satisfying drinking.

Winemaker's Notes

Fine and polished nose - floral, figgy and gently meaty, it's a delicate and perfectly varietal expression of Monastrell. Soft, wide tannins start the mouth off and a long rip of ripe acid in the back half really straightens things out. Almuvedre has long been one of the bargain wines of the world and the style-quality-value amalgam continues to boggle the mind. Now in screwcap!

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Telmo Rodriguez Almuvedre Monastrell

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WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Lovely grapey presence to the jubey fruit nose, and a pleasant purple fruit palate with great tannins in support - very pretty wine. 3-5
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011

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