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Sabeo Monastrell 2016 – A Biodynamic Wine That Sucker Punches Your Expectations

Sabeo, Monastrell 2016, Jumilla, Spain, Wine Casual

Sabeo, Monastrell 2016, Jumilla, Spain

Tasting Note: For those who think organic and biodynamic wines are weak and flimsy, behold this biodynamically produced monastrell (mourvédre) from Jumilla, Spain where the grape sings and sucker-punches your preconceptions.

Medium-to-deep intensity purple in color this wine has an aromatic nose of black plum, kirsch, blackberry and vanilla and clove baking spice.

On the palate the dry, full-bodied wine has a weighty mouthfeel with velvety medium-plus tannin backing ripe, concentrated black fruit flavors.

The finish is long and cedar infused. There is complexity and balance even at a 15% alcohol level.

I’m getting more before it’s gone.

Bottle Note: Red wine made with organic grapes. This wine has been made using organic monastrell grapes.

Rating: 92 points
Price: $9
Alcohol: 15%
Importer: American B.D. Company, Glen Rock, New Jersey
Tasted: Home
Tasting Date: July 13, 2017

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