We have been blown away with this amazing Spanish wine which arrived this week!
Hecula 2009 Monastrell has received 90 points from both Robert Parker and Stephen Tanzer.
This Monastrell (also known as Mourvèdre) is a big full bodied wine – lots of oak, lots of fruit and lots of tannins but all beautiful integrated together. This is a sensational wine with tonnes of complexity. We promise you one bottle will not be enough!
‘The 2009 Hecula is 100% Monastrell grown in Jumilla and aged in French and American oak. Expressive aromas of underbush, brier, mineral, lavender and blueberry lead to a savory, ripe, nicely proportioned red with excellent volume and length.It is an outstanding value for drinking over the next 4-5 years” – Jay Miller (June 2011)90 points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar:
“Ruby-red. Intensely perfumed aromas of raspberry, cola and fresh flowers. Juicy and precise in the mouth, offering sweet red berry flavours and a touch of floral pastille. The floral note comes back on the long, penetrating finish, which features a spicy quality and zesty minerality. This is quite complex for the price.” – Josh Raynolds (Nov/Oct 2011)Beautiful full bodied red wine from Spain. Monastrell also known by its more famous name Mourvedre. This wine has an intense and shiny cherry red colour. Outstanding fruity expression – plum, fig, berries – intense balsamic aromas (mentholated) and perfectly integrated wooden notes. Soft and silky on the palate, embodying, with elegant ripe tannins and a long pleasant aftertaste.