Red Wine Espectacle 2020

Crianza red wine from Montsant. Varietal Grenache made from centenary vineyards aged for 16 months in French oak vats.

Crianza. 16 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Montsant
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red,
Wineries: Spectacle Vins
P 97 96 96

Availability: In stock

Product Description

Born in the heart of DO Montsant, Espectacle is one of the absolute best wines produced in Spain.

This single plot varietal Spanish red wine is sourced from centenary Grenache vines planted in a scenic, truly spectacular vineyard that forms a natural amphitheatre.

Interestingly, the Espectacle Vins project is a joint venture of several big players in the Montsant and Priorat regions. 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 Figueres winery.

Harvested by hand and selected once on site and twice in the cellar, the grapes were destemmed and gently crushed. Then this red wine from Montsant was vinified in a 40 hl French oak vat and macerated for 4-5 weeks.

After the completion of a spontaneous malolactic fermentation, Espectacle 2020 was aged for 14-16 months in the vat.

It is crucial to decant to decant this Crianza red wine 4 hours before you drink it.

The annual production is around 6,000 bottles.

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Additional Information

The red wine Espectacle is deep ruby with a garnet rim a some bluish tinges. 


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... Opulent beyond belief.


Although this wine of Espectacle vins is still beginning to assemble its parts, it already shows remarkable focus, a steely acidity and intricate texture. The 2020 vintage is more tannic than the previous ones, a feature which makes this Montsant red wine even more lively and energetic. Memorable finish with hints of flowers, spices and wild berries, underscored by a compelling mineral note - this is a slender, vibrant, limestone type minerality, by the way, not a brooding, dark, Priorat-like one.

Our personal opinion

Let's just say that the name of this wine, Espectacle 2020, is an understatement.


Espectacle 2019:

Enterwine 96. Parker 99.

Espectacle 2018:

Enterwine 96. Parker 98. Peñín 97.

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 2019
Type Red
D.O. Montsant
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? Four hours before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 16
Parker's Score 97
Enterwine's Score 96
Media rating 96
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
2 Reviews
one of a kind
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
One of the 3 best wines I've ever had.
Review by (Posted on 29 January 2018)
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