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Friday, 9 March 2012

Greenstone Monastrell 2008

Andrew Graham, of OZ Wine Review fame, commented that Greenstone's use of the 'Spanish' name for the grape variety may be to do with clonal selection. 
This example, tasted by the glass, shows real deep seated plum, chocolate, damson/ mulberry; cornucopia of red fruits. Some spice shows on the nice. Garnet/ ruby in colour, but rather light - not as dense as other examples.

Smooth, medium bodied - almost Pinot-esque in weight, a varietal defying palate weight. Excellent flow, a framework of acid carries the wine; balanced with line and length. Spice laden, herb-tinged, slightly plummy, earthen conclusion.   91 - Very Good

Price: $14 By the Glass, $32-35 retail (per bottle)
Alcohol: 14%
Closure: Screwcap

1 comment:

  1. He's a nice man is that Andrew Graham guy :)

    Good vino this is too. Proper stuff.

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