2016 Monasterio de las Viñas Gran Reserva

I have to admit, I’ve had a mental block about Garnacha, which by the way is the Spanish name for Grenache, I’ve always thought I didn’t like it, so been reluctant to try it. As always, don’t let what you know get in the way of what you don’t … So when my buddy Greg gave me one of these I had to confront my block … Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some soft black cherry, chocolate and noticeable smokey and wood notes, along with firm tannins and acidity. The fruit on this one is subdued, and overwhelmed by the oaking and aging. I can’t say I hated the wine, but I liked it a whole lot more than I thought I would. Maybe 2016 wasn’t a good year, I’m not sure. I would give the wine an 87-88. We paired it with a BBQ striploin steak and it went well. On the label it says it’s a blend of Garnacha, Tempranillo, Carignan and cabernet sauvignon. This wine is a vintages essential and on sale right now for $2 off. To my tastes this is a drink now so if you buy some, don’t buy a lot IMHO. From the LCBO web site, check stock

$18.95Original Price$20.95 Save $2.00Sale Ends: February 26th VINTAGES#:82024

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Product Details

Aged for two years in oak and a further three in bottle before release, this dark, dense blend of Garnacha, Tempranillo and Carignan conveys a powerful sense of elegance and style. Try it with steak.

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Taste Profile

  • FlavoursFloral, Smoky, Berry
  • Sweetness
  • Body
  • Flavour Intensity
  • Tannins

More Details

  • Release Date April 1, 2022
  • Alcohol/Vol 13.5%
  • Made In Cariñena, Spain
  • By Monasterio de Las Vinas
  • Sugar Content 2 g/L
  • Varietal Grenache Blend
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