Monasterio De Las Vinas Gran Reserva 2005, Aragon

Red Blend Red Blend
Spain

$17.95 (82024)

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88 pts
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December 12, 2015

Critic Reviews (5)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a mature, smooth, complex and very tasty blend of garnacha, tempranillo and carenina - a great old Spanish...

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Marc Chapleau
Marc Chapleau

A little animal, you feel the leather also, blackberry too; mouth, overall, rather strong, has some depth, tannins...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's a Spanish red (garnacha, tempranillo and cariñena) with significant complexity for the money. Flavours are in...

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

A decade plus old and selling for $18 – here is to Spain. This is a mature mix of garnacha, tempranillo and cariñena...

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Nadia  Fournier
Nadia Fournier

Aged almost 10 years when tasted, this wine is now perfectly timely. Little or no fruity flavors, a melted texture by...

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Community Reviews (12)

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Trevor Sabourin
Trevor Sabourin

Beautiful well-aged and supple wine. Complex bouquet of plum, blackberry, raspberry, prune, cedar, eucalyptus, tobacco, anise, smoke, leather, and a hint of cloves. The palate is more red fruit (raspberry and cherry), with the plum, prune, cedar, and tobacco repeating, and subtle cinnamon and vanilla notes emerging. Full-bodied and medium-high acidity. While there is a lot of tannic structure, the mouthfeel is supple and velvety. Long finish. Fantastic bargain.

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etibeland
etibeland

exellent vin très boisé

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cardamom
cardamom

Smooth with drying tannins. Spicy and resinous but I am not finding much fruit. Surprisingly light in the middle. But a beautiful wine and lots of character and value.

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The Monasterio de Las Vinas 2005, composed of 60% Garnacha, 30% Tempranillo and 10% Cariñena that was aged in oak for 24 months, has intense aromas of sour cherry, pine, vanilla and coconut on the nose and sour cherry, dates and coconut on the palate. It is a light to medium bodied, extra-dry, integrated wine, with forward acidity, dusty-refined tannins (decant for 1+ hours) and a medium to long finish. Drink with food; drink now and for the next 3-5 years. My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 89-90 pts - recommended based on quality. Note: upon opening, the wine is metallic, which dissipates after 15 min; wine achieves 90 score after decanting. Tasted August/13.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Dark purple to ruby in colour with a medium intense nose.

A rustic wine that will please a discerning palate

Positives: This wine features sandalwood, sour cherry, pine needles, graphite, forest floor, dry herbs, coconut, black currants, leather, arugula, cocoa & allspice. Medium body with dry tannins, good acidity & a fairly long length.

Negatives: A touch watery on the finish.

Interesting Point: I prefer the 2006 vintage that is $2 cheaper. See my review 9 July 2013.

Drink now or in the next 5 years on its own or pair it with arugula & prosciutto pizza.

Tasted: 24 February 2014

Best Buy

Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 9/10 Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

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Michael Loken
Michael Loken

A very nice wine straight out of the bottle, this was not as 'dusty' or old as a 2005 was expected to be. It showed nice round, black fruit flavours and finished with slightly dry tannins. A good wine for the price.

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Tasted May 2015

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