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50 VINTAGES

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017

UNCORK SOMETHING GREAT • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017

SPAIN

– REDWINE

CONT’D

LORCA SELECCIÓN MONASTRELL 2008

DO Bullas

TASTING NOTE: The 2008 Lorca Seleccion is a blend

of 70%Monastrell and 30% Syrah with malolactic

fermentation in barrel and aging for 16 months in new

French and Hungarian oak. A glass-coating purple/

black color, it gives up a brooding bouquet of mineral,

game, Asian spices, violets, and blueberry. Dense,

layered, and full-flavored, it will evolve for 1-2 years

and drink well through 2020. Drink Date: 2011-

2020. Score:

91

(Jay Miller,

robertparker.com

,

May 1, 2011)

Full-bodied & Smooth

380238

(XD)

750 mL

$15.95

2

MONASTERIO DE LAS VIÑAS

RESERVA 2012

DO Cariñena

TASTING NOTE: Young for cariñena and especially

for Monasterio de las Viñas, the fruit is gainfully 2012

employed, ripe and fully extracted but the tannins

are chalky, grainy and still in charge. The classic

Cariñena florality lingers in the air and sits on the

tongue. Expertly representative of the denomination

and the house. Drink 2019-2023. Score:

89

(Michael Godel,

winealign.com

, July 9, 2017)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

166579

(XD)

750 mL

$14.95

2

VIÑA OLABARRI CRIANZA 2013

DOCa Rioja

TASTING NOTE: Bold aromas of mint, spice and

smoky cherry and plum lead to a full, fair and honest

palate with choppy tannins. Toasty, minty, oak-heavy

flavors of black plum, black currant, herbs and

spice finish with good length and character. Drink

through 2019. Score:

90

(Michael Schachner,

Wine Enthusiast

, Sept. 1, 2016)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

461277

(XD)

750 mL

$14.95

2

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