Lobenberg: Reiner Monastrell (Mourvedre). Sehr fruchtig und duftig und einfach nur lecker, eine wahre Charme-Offensive. 89-90/100
John Gilman über:
-- John Gilman: -- Gilman: The 2013 Monastrell “Al Muvedre” from Telmo Rodriguez is fermented in a combination of cement and stainless steel tanks, with indigenous yeasts and aged without spending any time in cask. The wine is quite impressively low octane in 2013, coming in at 13.5 percent alcohol and offering up an impressively complex bouquet of dark berries, tree bark, a bit of roasted venison, gentle leafy tones, a touch of red curry, woodsmoke and a fine base of soil. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and complex, with a fine core of fruit, moderate tannins, outstanding balance and a long, tangy and fairly youthful finish. The tannins here are so nicely integrated that the wine is a good drink right out of the blocks, but there is clearly a fine layer of secondary complexity waiting to emerge with a bit of bottle age and I would be inclined to tuck this in the cellar for three or four more years and really let it start to blossom. This is a very, very impressive bottle of Mourvèdre and a superb value, as this very serious wine retails for only fifteen dollars a bottle here in the US! 2015-2030+. 91/100
Bodegas Telmo Rodriguez Alicante/Cigales
Nach dem Projekt „Basa“ aus Rueda begann Telmo Rodriguez Mitte des ersten Jahrzehnts des dritten Jahrtausends mit dem „Monastrell“ aus Alicante.