2013 Hacienda Monasterio Crianza
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2017
The wonderful 2013 Crianza from Hacienda Monasterio is one of the great successes from a challenging vintage that resulted in a heterogeneous collection of wines, where you can find the best and the worst. 2013 was a... The wonderful 2013 Crianza from Hacienda Monasterio is one of the great successes from a challenging vintage that resulted in a heterogeneous collection of wines, where you can find the best and the worst. 2013 was a shorter vintage and they didn't do a Reserva or Reserva Especial that year, so the very best grapes from their estate vineyards went into this Crianza. In fact, they sold 40% of their production in bulk. The final blend was 80% Tempranillo and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and they didn't use any Merlot this year. It's a very precise vintage, with symmetry and a chiseled mouthfeel coupled with very good acidity, a little higher than in 2014 and with half a degree less of alcohol. The Monasterio vineyards are south-facing, the warmer exposure in the northern hemisphere, so they have an advantage in cooler years such as this 2013. Since 2012, the vineyards are organically certified, even if they have always been worked that way; the only difference is that they are now officially certified. The fruit is red rather than black and the tannins are super fine and elegant, providing for that laser-cut precision. This is clearly among the best wines from the vintage. In a way it reminded me of the 1996. The severe selection resulted into 134,560 bottles, way below the average, and it really paid off. Bravo!
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, July 2015
So polished and silky with a wonderful texture. Full to medium body, ultra-fine tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Dark berry and hints of mineral too. Hard not to drink now but better in 2017.
VN 92
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, December 2015
Opaque ruby. Deeply perfumed aromas of black raspberry, blueberry, floral pastilles and smoky minerals, with hints of cured tobacco and vanilla in the background. Seamless and appealingly sweet, offering energetic red... Opaque ruby. Deeply perfumed aromas of black raspberry, blueberry, floral pastilles and smoky minerals, with hints of cured tobacco and vanilla in the background. Seamless and appealingly sweet, offering energetic red berry and cola flavors and a touch of five-spice powder on the back half. Gains weight with air and finishes on a smoky note, with sneaky tannins adding shape. - Josh Raynolds
JJB 92
JJ Buckley, March 2017
Opaque ruby at the core and through to the rim. Subtle yet complex spice box aromas on the nose with underlying, bright black fruit – cassis and blackberry – along with a tertiary leather aroma. On the palate, the sweet... Opaque ruby at the core and through to the rim. Subtle yet complex spice box aromas on the nose with underlying, bright black fruit – cassis and blackberry – along with a tertiary leather aroma. On the palate, the sweet, ripe black fruit persists, rounded up by chalky tannins and a fresh acidity that pushes through the finish. Weighty and dense now, give this wine another 5 years for it to really strut its stuff, and enjoy with roast meat. A classic example of Ribera del Duero at its best.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Spain
Region Ribera Del Duero
Vintage 2013
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork