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Enrique Mendoza Estrecho Monastrell 2015

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Enrique Mendoza Estrecho Monastrell 2015

Characteristics

  • Vintage. 15 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14

Score

P 95
Parker Score 95
ñ 93
Peñín Score 93
95
Enterwine Score 95
94
Media rating 94

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A superb Spanish red wine from southeastern Spain, Enrique Mendoza Estrecho is a single varietal Monastrell produced by Enrique Mendoza, probably the most interesting producer in the region.

This crianza red wine is made from grapes coming from a single estate, called "Estrecho de Pipa", located in the highest area of the Alicante DO. Planted in extremely poor and arid 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 2015 was traditionally vinified and aged for 15 months in used French oak barrels.

This great red wine from Alicante will improve in the bottle for 8-10 years.

Decant a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.

This is a rare and sought-after wine. Production below 5,000 bottles.

Additional Information

Appearance

The red wine Enrique Mendoza Estrecho Monastrell has an intense, enticing ruby colour with a garnet rim.

Nose

Complex, rich and extremely pure aromatic expression, the trademark of and old-vines Monastrell. First we smell red fruit of the utmost quality, nuanced by blue flowers, dim spicy aromas and, as Enrique Mendoza Estrecho opens, a symphony of Mediterranean herbs, garrigue, lively mineral notes and remembrances of dry earth.

Palate

This red wine by Bodegas Enrique Mendoza sort of squares the circle intensity and finesse. Marvelous texture, full of detail and intrincacy, slowly unfurling, but with no weight or flabbiness at all. Acidity is fabulous, tannins are ripe, and the wine breathes and sings freely. This red wine from Alicante has a long finish with an aftertaste of red fruit, balsam and Mediterranean herbs.

Our personal opinion

Straight to the podium of the great Spanish wines, Enrique Mendoza Estrecho Monastrell 2015 is quite impressive. Pair it with meat dishes and oily fishes.

OTHER VINTAGES

Enrique Mendoza Estrecho Monastrell 2014:

Parker 94. Peñín 93.

Year 2015
Type Red
D.O. Alicante
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Vintage
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 15
Parker Score 95
Peñin Score 93
Our Score 95
Media rating 94
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Monastrell
Percentage of variety No
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
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