Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Hacienda Monasterio, Ribera del Duero 1999

Deep red.

Vinturi - great, integrated, sumptuous nose of myriad oak spices, raspberry coulis, toasted nut, earth and fresh herbs.

Round and dense, with earth, raspberry and fragrant wood (balsam, redwood) and herb flavors. Iron, too, later. Intense, relatively lean and focused in the finish. Many years still to go here. This rocks.

$28. I think this is roughly 70% Tempranillo and the balance Cabernet and Merlot. Made by Peter Sisseck.