Barahonda Barrica Monastrell/Syrah 2011, Do Yecla

Red Blend Red Blend
Spain

$17.95 (378869)

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July 25, 2015

Critic Reviews (3)

Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Dark ruby in colour, the 2011 Barrica (75% Monastrell and 25% Syrah) displays splendid aromas of plums, dried red...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Here's a full bodied, quite luscious Spanish red that is mindful of Australian shiraz. It's full of ripe cherry fruit...

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Bill Zacharkiw
Bill Zacharkiw

For a 2012, has the hallmarks of an aged wine. Dark raisiny fruit, hint of balsamic notes, but still very finessed....

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Community Reviews (4)

BRIAN BIRNBAUM
BRIAN BIRNBAUM
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Brad Mate
Brad Mate

This is a smooth Spanish Mediterranean blend. It's a real serious wine with a low price tag. It reminds me of high quality Gigondas from the Rhone. Beautiful integrated tannins provide a lushious mouth feel. Nose and flavours include dates, herbs, spices, green leaf tobacco, black pepper and smoke.

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

Another good value from Yecla, this lush Monastrell-Syrah blend is rich and flavourful if not exactly profound. There isn't much structure, it doesn't hold together for long, and with a thick mouthfeel it comes across like a red-purple fruit smoothie, but the aromas and flavours of dark cherry, raspberry, blueberry, and spice, along with a certain earthiness and meatiness in the background, are certainly enticing. Comparisons to Australian Shiraz are apt, though this lacks elegance and sophistication even if it mirrors the fruit-forwardness.

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carlost
carlost

Tasted September 2015

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