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Red Wine Espectacle 2018

Crianza red wine from Montsant made from centenary Grenache vines. Aged for 16 months in French oak vats.

Crianza. 16 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 16º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Montsant
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red,
Wineries: Spectacle Vins
P 98 96 97

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: €105.00

Special Price €99.00

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Born in the heart of the DO Montsant, Espectacle is one of the absolute best wines produced in Spain. An outstanding old-vines Grenache, it is made from grapes grown in a scenic vineyard that forms a natural amphitheatre.

Interestingly, the Spectacle Vins project is a joint venture of several big players in the region. The soul of the project is René Barbier, creator of Priorat's Clos Mogador. He is accompanied, among other names, by Christopher Cannan, owner of the Clos Figueras winery.

The estate is planted with centenary Grenache vines grown on steep slopes.

Harvested by hand and selected on site and in the cellar, the grapes were first destemmed and gently crushed. Then this Spanish red wine was vinified in a huge, 40 hl French oak vat, and macerated for a long time.

After the completion of malolactic fermentation, which began spontaneously, Espectacle 2018 was aged for 16 months in the vat.

It is crucial to decant to decant this red wine from Montsant at least 2 hours before you drink it.

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Appearance

The red wine Espectacle is bright cherry with a garnet rim a some bluish tinges. 

Nose

Again, decanting this old-vines Grenache is mandatory. An immense panoply of aromas: ripe black fruit, blood oranges, notes of violets, a dash of bitter chocolate and arabica coffee, garrigue, wet earth, undergrowth, balsam, charcoal, chinese ink and lavender... Rich beyond belief.

Palate

This red wine of Spectacle vins is still beginning to assemble its multiple parts, and its best years lie far in the future. Remarkable focus, steely acidity and intricate texture.  Endless finish with some deep mineral remembrances and hints of flowers, spices, and wild berries.

Our personal opinion

Let's just say that the name of this wine, Espectacle 2018, is an understatement.

OTHER VINTAGES

Espectacle 2017:

Enterwine 95. Parker 96/96+. Peñín 96.

Espectacle 2016:

Enterwine 95. Parker 98. Peñín 95.

Espectacle 2015:

Enterwine 96. Parker 96.

Espectacle 2014:

Parker 97.

Espectacle 2013:

Parker 96. Enterwine 95.

Espectacle 2004:

Parker 99.

Espectacle 2011:

Peñín 96. Parker 93.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Montsant
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? Two hours before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 16
Parker's Score 98
Enterwine's Score 96
Media rating 97
Mono-Varietal Grenache Red
Pairings Birds, bluefish, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
2 Reviews
one of a kind
Value
On a par with Gredos' greatest Garnachas, though Espectacle undoubtedly bolder and bigger. Nevertheless, over the years it develops amazing complexity and nuance.
Review by (Posted on 21 February 2019)
Mr Barbier
Value
One of the 3 best wines I've ever had.
Review by (Posted on 29 January 2018)
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