Barahonda Sin-Madera 2012 un-oaked Monastrell

Yecla DO, Spain; 14.5% ABV
$5 at the Richmond, CA, store on 30 Nov

Barahonda_2012_MonastrellI like Mourvèdre and this un-oaked Spanish version looked pretty interesting.  I thought it was pretty good but not especially exciting, either.

The wine was tasty to drink soon after opening, but it darkened and became more complex over time to show somewhat tangy and earthy, dark red cherry / plum, prune, and a hint of licorice.  It was pretty tasty with our pizza (no tomatoes) and pretty good on its own, but didn’t really grab me.

The next day, the saved, single-glass, screwcap bottle was a little redder and more acid, but in compensation, the earthy complexity was a little more prominent.


3 thoughts on “Barahonda Sin-Madera 2012 un-oaked Monastrell

  1. weinish

    From Bobby Parker:

    RP91The Wine Advocate
    The 2011 Barahonda Sin-Madera (100% Monastrell aged in stainless steel) offers abundant blueberry, black raspberry and cherry fruit notes intermixed with hints of crushed rocks, tobacco leaf, pepper and meat. This intense, medium to full-bodied, amazing wine is bursting with fruit.


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