Teso la Monja Alabaster 2020 75cl

£129.73

Teso la Monja Alabaster 2020 75cl

£129.73
Product description
Teso la Monja Alabaster is a prodigious and historic wine The Toro region boasts some of Spain's oldest vines, including some that escaped the scourge of Phylloxera and have been growing, ungrafted, on their own roots since planting more than a century ago Alabaster is made from the fruit of vines originally planted before 1915 These ancient vines, together with Toro's arid climate (it receives half the rainfall of Rioja) mean that crop size is infinitesimal, making this an extremely rare wine Keeping these unproductive vines in the ground instead of replanting means the wine has to be expensive Is it worth it? Oh yes! One of the most extraordinary wines we have ever tasted, with an incredibly deep, black-fruit flavour, cradled in a cosy nest of sumptuous (but never overbearing) French oak The tannins go beyond 'velvety' - they give a sensation like treading on a luxurious,deep-pile plush carpet with bare feet While it is massive, concentrated and succulent, it also boasts vibrant acidity that will stand it in good stead for long cellaring That said, you don't have to wait a long time - decant at least an hour before serving, and this will impress at a relatively early age It's costly, but if you can swing for a bottle, then do!

Attribute Value
ABV 14.5
Colour Red
Country Spain
Food Match
Bottle Size 75cl
Region
Vintage 2020
Vegetarian no
Vegan no
Organic no
Grapes Tempranillo
Closure Type Natural Cork
SKU EN-H4101420

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