2010 Espectacle Espectacle del Montsant
Grenache - 750ML

  • WA 98
  • IWC 93

Reg: $139.94

$124.94

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Reg: $139.94

$124.94

This product is
out of stock

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2014
Living up to its name, the 2010 Espectacle del Montsant, sourced from three hectares of centenary Garnacha and aged in a 4,500-litre oak foudre, has a really spectacular nose, with such perfume that it feels almost like a... Living up to its name, the 2010 Espectacle del Montsant, sourced from three hectares of centenary Garnacha and aged in a 4,500-litre oak foudre, has a really spectacular nose, with such perfume that it feels almost like a white, with notes of lilies, rose petals, lychee, orange blossom, candied violets and blood oranges. The palate is akin to chewing into maraschino cherries, full of energy, with musky flavors, a great, persistent aftertaste lingering in your mouth for minutes. Despite its 15% alcohol, the wine feels medium-bodied and easy to drink, it makes you long for the next sip. A wine to smell for hours, as it develops and changes like a chameleon in the glass: black olives, tree bark, kirsch, fennel, orange skin, violets, malt, and smoke. A superb, world-class Garnacha: spectacular! Drink now-2025. - Luis Gutierrez
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, October 2013
Deep, brilliant ruby. Mineral-accented aromas of dark berries, violet and smoky Indian spices, with a sexy floral overtone. Juicy and precise, offering sweet black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors and a bracing jolt of... Deep, brilliant ruby. Mineral-accented aromas of dark berries, violet and smoky Indian spices, with a sexy floral overtone. Juicy and precise, offering sweet black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors and a bracing jolt of minerality. Closes sweet and smoky, with excellent clarity and slow-building tannins. This is one for the cellar.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Grenache
Country Spain
Region Monsant
Vintage 2010

Label

This outstanding wine comes from a single, very steep vineyard planted solely with Grenache. The vines, all more than 100-years old are in clay and limestone soil. The vines have been carefully tended by Rene Barbier’s Clos Mogador team and the wine vinified by Rene himself.

Grapes are picked by hand and chilled for 24 hours at 4°C in the winery. Initial sorting is by hand. After de-stemming, a second, automatic selection takes place on a vibrating sorting table. The grapes undergo a 30-day fermentation in a single, large French oak vat and then mature 14 to 16 months further in the same vessel.

The wine is stunning, with glorious ripe Grenache fruit and wonderful soft spicy flavors, along with the enormous depth and richness provided by old vines.

Winery

Espectacle

Espectacle del Montsant is a project jointly owned by Rene and Isabelle Barbier (owners of Clos Mogador in Priorat), Fernando and Marta Zamora (oenologists and teachers at University of Tarragona), and Charlotte and Christopher Cannan (owners of Clos Figueras in Priorat).

The single, 2-hectare vineyard is located in the commune of La Figuera slightly northwest of Gratallops, just outside the Priorat DOQ. It looks onto the famous Montsant Mountain, hence the name, as well as the Ebro valley and even the distant Pyrenees 200 km away.