Red Wine Santbru 2018

Crianza red wine from Montsant. Blend of old-vines Carignan, Grenache and Syrah aged for 16 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 16 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Montsant
Grapes Varieties: Carignan, Grenache Red, Syrah,
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Availability: In stock

Regular Price: €18.25

Special Price €16.40

Product Description

The 2018 vintage of Santbru is a blend of old-vine Carignan, Grenache and a dollop of Syrah. This is the best-known Spanish red wine of Portal del Montsant, a winery which belongs to the new 15Bodegas project.

The grapes are sourced from five parcels with sandy-limestone soils at altitudes between 700 and 800 metres above sea level, scattered over several villages in DO Montsant.

Each variety was harvested by hand and separately vinified in stainless steel tanks. After completing alcoholic fermentation, the grapes were macerated for a substantial period of time.

After that, Santbru 2018 was aged for 16 months in 225 and 500-litre French oak barrels.

Finally, this Crianza red wine was further aged in deposits so all the parts could fully come together.

Decant this red wine from Montsant 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Santbru is medium ruby with a purple rim.


This blend of Carignan, Grenache and Syrah is quite rich, with aromas of black fruit and bitter cocoa, with notes of Eastern spices, toast, Mediterranean undergrowth, menthol, lavender and dry earth.


Crisp and expressive, this red wine from bodega Portal del Montsant has focus and a good definition. Smooth-bodied, with an excellent acidity and velvety tannins. Long, complex finish.

Our personal opinion

Elegant and powerful, Santbru 2018 is a wine which deserves to be widely known and appreciated.


Santbru 2017:

Varietal Carignan. Enterwine 91. Parker 92.

Santbru 2016:

Carignan, Grenache and Syrah. Enterwine 91.

Santbru 2015:

Enterwine 91. Peñín 92.

Santbru 2014:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 92. Wine Spirits 2017 90.

Santbru 2013:

Peñín 92. Enterwine 92.

Santbru 2012:

Blend of old-vines Carignan and 22% Grenache. Peñín 92.

Santbru 2010:

Peñín 93.

Santbru 2009:

Peñín 93.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Montsant
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 16
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Percentage of variety Cariñena 46%, Garnacha Tinta 46%, Syrah 8%.
Pairings Birds, Cooked foods, Grilled red meats, Grilled whitefish, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Stuffed Chicken, Vegetables, White meat with gravy
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
2 Reviews
Santbru has, besides the juicy fruit, that-to me-extremely appealing mixture of orange peel and cola which I sometimes find in Montsant reds.
Review by (Posted on 6 March 2019)
Excellent wine. Texture is subtle, and it has depth and freshness. Very long finish.
Review by (Posted on 29 January 2018)
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