A 2:1 blend of Monastrell (note the use of the Spanish name for the grape variety - one of only about four wineries I know of in Australia that do so) and Tempranillo.
The Tempranillo on the nose providing attractive, bright pippy-fruit aromatics; the Monastrell black-fruited depth - a suggestion of tapenade and a little oak. Rather concentrated, in the glass its a black mass with a vibrant rim.
Entry, smooth, spice immediately starts to build. A little short in the mouth, the wine's energy instead going into the finish. Acid adds extra length, carrying the black fruits with a final liquorice twist. 89/90 - Good
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