Sweet Wine Olivares Dulce Monastrell 2017

Sweet red wine. Varietal Monastrell made from old, pre-phylloxera vineyards located in the Jumilla DO. Aged for 2 years in the bottle.
2 años de crianza en botella.
Percentage of Alcohol: 16º
Bottle size: 50 cl
D.O.: Jumilla
Grapes Varieties: Monastrell,
Wineries: Bodegas Olivares
P 94 94 94

Availability: In stock

Product Description

The excellent Olivares Dulce Monastrell is, as one might expect, made from Monastrell, one of Spain's most important indigenous varieties.

The grapes were harvested in late Autumn, at a time when they had reached full maturity and had a high sugar content.

They come from the best plots of the winery, planted with pre-phylloxera, ungrafted vineyards located at the very heart of Jumilla.

Once in the cellar, the grapes were partially fermented to preserve the naturally sweet character of the wine and macerated with the skins.

To showcase the fruit in pristine condition, Dulce Olivares Monastrell 2017 was not aged in oak. Instead, it was bottled and aged for 2 years in the cellar.

This sweet red wine of Bodega Olivares is a little-known gem from Jumilla.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The sweet red wine Olivares Dulce Monastrell has acherry colour with a ruby rim.


Remarkably complex and deep, this sweet wine from Jumilla conveys aromas of dried figs, black fruit, tapenade, violets, raisins, aromatic herbs and some dim mineral undertones.


Meaty, bold and vibrant. This Monastrell from Jumilla has a silky, voluptuous body sustained by a crisp, tight acidity. Liquor-infused fruit and some deep mineral undertones, intertwined with remembrances of chocolate, spices, black olives and Mediterranean garrigue. This wine of the Olivares winery has an extremely long finish.

Our personal opinion

Somewhat reminiscent of a great Port, Olivares Dulce Monastrell 2017 pairs marvelously with blue cheeses and dark chocolate.


Olivares Dulce Monastrell 2013:

Enterwine 94.

Olivares Dulce Monastrell 2011:

Parker 91.

Olivares Dulce Monastrell 2010:

Peñín 92.

Year 2017
Type Sweet
D.O. Jumilla
Bottle size 50 cl
Serving tempurature 13-15ºC
Ageing 2 años de crianza en botella.
Parker's Score 94
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
Mono-Varietal Monastrell
Pairings Alone, Aperitif, Blue cheeses, Chocolate, Chocolate cake, Cured cheeses, Dry fruit pastries, Foie Gras, Fruit cake, Fruit pastries, Goat cheese, Nougat candy, Paté, Puff pastries, Sweet pastries
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Slightly sweet
Occasion Because you can, Desserts, To bring to an engagement
1 Review
Super deep and concentrated sweet red wine. Like a very fine Port.
Review by (Posted on 20 December 2018)
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