2015 Espectacle Espectacle del Montsant

Grenache - 1.5L
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WA 96 VN 94
WA 96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2018

The 2015 Espectacle del Montsant is a ripe and classic vintage for this exceptional wine produced from a single vineyard in Montsant. This has a forward personality—open, expressive and showy in the nose—from a typically...
VN 94

Vinous, April 2019

Brilliant violet color. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes red/blue fruit liqueur, candied flowers and Asian spices, along with a smoky mineral overtone. Impressively concentrated yet lively on the palate, offering...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Grenache
Country Spain
Region Montsant
Vintage 2015
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 15.5%
Closure Cork

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.

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.

The 2015 Espectacle Espectacle del Montsant is a truly remarkable wine that showcases the best of what the Montsant region in Spain has to offer. This red wine, made from the Grenache varietal, is a true gem that will captivate your senses from the moment you pour it into your glass.

In terms of appearance, the wine exhibits a deep and alluring red color that is reminiscent of ripe cherries. Its vibrant hue is a testament to the quality of the grapes used in its production. As you bring the glass closer to your nose, you'll be greeted by a highly perfumed bouquet that instantly transports you to a world of red and blue fruit liqueur, candied flowers, and exotic Asian spices. There is also a subtle smoky mineral overtone that adds complexity and depth to the aroma.

On the palate, the 2015 Espectacle del Montsant is nothing short of extraordinary. It is impressively concentrated yet maintains a lively and vibrant character. The flavors of mineral-laced black raspberry, cherry cola, violet pastille, and spicecake unfold gracefully with each sip. The wine's power and finesse are perfectly balanced, creating a harmonious and well-rounded experience. The tannins are silky smooth, the clarity is outstanding, and the intense and repeating florality lingers on the palate long after each sip.

This vintage of Espectacle del Montsant stands out for its forward personality. It is open, expressive, and showy, making it easy to enjoy and appreciate. The warm and ripe weather conditions of the 2015 vintage have resulted in a wine that is voluptuous and hedonistic.

Critics have praised this wine for its exceptional quality. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it an impressive score of 96, describing it as a ripe and classic vintage. Vinous also gave it a score of 94, highlighting its concentrated yet lively nature and its outstanding clarity.

With a cork closure and an alcohol percentage of 15.5%, the 2015 Espectacle Espectacle del Montsant is a wine that demands attention and respect. It is a true testament to the skill and dedication of the Espectacle winery in producing exceptional wines year after year. Whether you're a seasoned wine connoisseur or a novice looking to explore the world of fine wines, this is a bottle that should not be missed.