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Saturday, 15 August 2015

Esperanza Monastrell 2013

I reviewed the 2010 debut release of Wirra Wirra's 'Esperanza' (Spanish for hope) a few years back. Since then, the range has expanded to include a Tempranillo and, more recently, a varietal Touriga Nacional.

Still shows that heavenly mix of briar, black fruit - particularly blackcurrant for me - tilled earth, licorice and sweet oak seasoning.

Juicy, medium bodied, slick and silken - indeed it races across the palate faster than Juan Manuel Fangio used to take corners. Has a fine, gossamer-like structure, the sort that keeps reeling you in, back and forth, each sip accompanied by another. Dangerous territory. What more does one need to say when a wine does that to you? 91

Tasted on: Saturday 25th July, a Flower day
Source: Sample
Price: $30
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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