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Monasterio De Las Vinas Reserva 2012, compared to its 2010, 2008 and 2006.

Deep ruby with a light pink rim. Floral; dark cherry and blackberry, deep prune body with a bit of pepper and vanilla. Monasterio de las Viñas 2012 extracted yet clean palate of vivid cherry, raspberry, blackberry, spice, pepper, vanilla and chalky tannins. Clean, tasty, floral finish. Clean Finish. Young for cariñena and is a food wine for now. Compared to 2012, 2010 by now also has deep ruby with a bit of tight, 'terracotta' hue. 2010 has similar fruit profit and a bit more minerality, herbaceous with scents of black pepper and dark chocolate . 2012 is not as easy to drink than its 2008(the smokey version) and 2006(the Savoury version) by now.

2012 vintage is awarded WE88. 'Aromas of raw oak, related spice, vanilla and berry fruits lead to a fresh palate that's slightly choppy in feel. With its cherry, raspberry and oak flavors this blend of Garnacha, Tempranillo and Carignan blend finishes dry, spicy and steady."

Undisputed the quality / price / rating for little wine from Ebro valley. Some 70% Garnacha, Tempranillo 20% and 10% Carignan combines recreates a new wine, which ages for 12 months in French oak barrels (Tempranillo and Carignan) and American (Grenache). 24 months of ageing in bottle. All harvested at the end of September from 35 to 45 years-old bush-vines.

Versatile food matching: green peppercorn grilled steak, meaty and fatty fishes with fresh soya source, broccoli satay, international cold cuts and hard cheese, lentil burger, and even Cheese and ‘General’ Hamburger from McDonald’s.

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