Hacienda Monasterio Ribera del Duero 2011

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Hacienda Monasterio Ribera del Duero 2011

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Sku 13872
Size 750ML
Vintage 2011

"From the Winery: The Hacienda Monasterio displays bright ruby red color with a nose of mineral aromas and lots of red fruit, with touches of black licorice and balsamic aromas of eucalyptus. Very aromatic and in perfect harmony with the subtle aromas produced by the aging madera. The palate is soft and silky with a very thin, long and elegant mouth. The balance, finesse, freshness are the great features of this wine with great aging potential. Blend: 85% Tempranillo, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot."

 

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Wine Spectator: 93 Points

This rich red delivers blueberry compote, dark chocolate, licorice and smoke flavors in a firm texture, supported by solid tannins. Ample acidity keeps this fresh through the floral, cola-accented finish. Drink now through 2026. 1,000 cases imported.

Wine Advocate: 93 Points

I tasted three breathtaking wines, starting with the 2011 Crianza which is, year in, year out, one of the best crianzas from Ribera del Duero. It is a blend of mostly Tempranillo with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 2% Malbec, and I wonder if the combination of grapes has something to do with the extra dimension and complexity that I often find in this wine. The vineyards are planted on the chalky slopes of this chateau-style winery which is surrounded by vineyards outside the village of Pesquera de Duero. The same time as some 6% of the whole cluster began going into the fermentation vats, also started using around 10% 500-liter barrels for the aging of the wine. For Sisseck, 2011 marks the end of an era, the end of high alcohol, but it all comes from the work in the vineyards improving on the balance, adapting yields to the character of the vintage. It has an explosive nose, with ripe, hedonistic aromas and the wood perfectly integrated into the wine. The palate is only medium to full-bodied, dense, glyceric, with polished tannins, and clean, with delineated flavors, not heavy and with the alcohol perfectly integrated and unnoticable. This is a big Ribera which feels light on its feet; a gentle giant, a triumph for the vintage. A curious 166,600 bottles were produced in 2011. Drink now-2019.

Vinous: 92 Points

Inky ruby. Vibrant, spice-accented aromas of blackberry and cherry-cola, with a suave floral overtone. Sweet and focused on the palate, offering an array of dark fruit flavors complicated by peppery spices and smoky minerality. This rich, energetic wine finishes with strong punch, velvety tannins and excellent persistence.

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