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Monday, 6 August 2012

Toscar Monastrell 2007

Imported by Ce Soir Wine, and hailing from Spain's central eastern coast in the Alicante DO (Denominación de Origen).  And fair good value say I.

Initially on opening it was redolent of fresh cigars, settling into dark plum and morello cherry with some meaty notes, the 'gypsy' ham you often see in delicatessen.

Spicy and savoury edged, it lacks a little complexity - can be forgiven at the price - somewhat makes up for it with dry, twiggy, herbal-edged notes.  Fine, drying and long tannin - lacks other supporting qualities on the length that would make this an even more memorable wine. 88 - Good

Source: Retail, The Wine Experience
Price: $18
Closure: Screwcap
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