Red Wine Enrique Mendoza Estrecho Monastrell 2019

Crianza red wine from Alicante. Varietal Monastrell aged for 16 months in used French oak barrels.

Crianza. 16 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Alicante
Grapes Varieties: Monastrell,
P 94 94 94

Availability: In stock

Product Description

A remarkable Spanish red wine from southeastern Spain, Enrique Mendoza Estrecho Monastrell is a varietal Monastrell made by Bodega Enrique Mendoza, one of the most interesting producers in the region.

The grapes were sourced from a single vineyard, called "Estrecho de Pipa", located in the highest area of DO Alicante. Planted in extremely poor sandy soils, the low-yielding grapevines are farmed following minimal intervention techniques and environmentally friendly procedures, using no chemicals or synthetic pesticides whatsoever.

After a meticulous harvest, Enrique Mendoza Estrecho Monastrell 2019 was traditionally vinified and aged for 15 months in used French oak barrels.

Decant this Crianza red wine a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.

Pair this red wine from Alicante with roast recipes and oily fish dishes.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Enrique Mendoza Estrecho Monastrell is medium ruby with a garnet rim.


Complex, rich and extremely pure, just as an old-vines Monastrell should be. Blueberries, mulberries and tree bark, nuanced by blue flowers, dim spicy aromas and a symphony of Mediterranean herbs, underpinned by mineral notes and remembrances of dry earth.


This red wine of bodega Enrique Mendoza sort of squares the circle intensity and finesse. It has a marvelous texture, full of detail and intrincacy, a fabulous acidity and some filigree tannins. Overall, the wine feels crisp and loose at the same time. Long finish with a deeply mineral and balsamic aftertaste.

Our personal opinion

Straight to the podium of the great Spanish wines, Enrique Mendoza Estrecho Monastrell 2019 is simply stunning.


Enrique Mendoza Estrecho Monastrell 2018:

Enterwine 93. Parker 95/95+.

Enrique Mendoza Estrecho Monastrell 2017:

Enterwine 93. Parker 95.

Enrique Mendoza Estrecho Monastrell 2016:

Enterwine 94. Parker 94. Guía Peñín 95.

Enrique Mendoza Estrecho Monastrell 2015:

Enterwine 95. Parker 95. Peñín 93.

Enrique Mendoza Estrecho Monastrell 2014:

Parker 94. Peñín 93.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Alicante
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 16
Parker's Score 94
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
Mono-Varietal Monastrell
Pairings Birds, bluefish, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled whitefish, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, To bring to an engagement
1 Review
Exceptional, along the lines of some great Rhônes. However, it is deeper and somehow less flashy. Great control and authority, superb craftmanship and GREAT ageing potential.
Review by (Posted on 18 December 2018)
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