Penedès (Spain), Spain (Spain)
12 x 750 ml
Breads, Caviar, Cured Meat, Ham, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese, White Meat
Pale straw-yellow with fine and slowly rising effervescence. This Cava shows fresh white fruits, lingering citruses, and tropical fruits. White floral aromatics. The nose of this wine is one that we would expect for such a long aged cava. It is very toasty with dry fruit aromas. A background that is intense with some aniseed aromas and total freshness. This sparkling wine Grand Reserva Brut Cava from the Duran vineyards is complex, well-balanced, and fresh. Ripe fruit entwine with creams and fresh toasted notes. Well-integrated effervescence and excellent acidity that lend this cava a lively expression that is very pleasant. The finish is long and sweet and seduces us to drink more.
Gold Medal - International Wine Guide 2018
Gold Medal - Gilbert & Gaillard 2018
Best Cavas Under 20€ - Gourmet Guide 2019
95 points - 50 Great Cavas, Wine Pleasures 2017 (2012 vintage)
Gold Medal - International Wine Guide 2016 (2012 vintage)
Best Cava - Wines from Spain Awards 2015, London, UK (2011 vintage)> Learn More
Ribera del Duero (Spain), Spain (Spain)
6 x 750 ml
Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat
"A superb vintage in the region has produced a great 2014 Reserva, a wine where they select grapes from the soils with more limestone within their estate. A blend of 80% Tempranillo with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, it has good ripeness, power and freshness, coming through as a textbook Reserva. It's still young and lively after an élevage in French barrels (40% of them new) for some 20 months. This was inspired by some wines from Bordeaux, even though it has a somewhat more Mediterranean profile... The palate of this 2014 is better than the nose at the moment. Sisseck compared 2014 to 1995, an almost perfect year in the region."
94 points - Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate, Aug 2018
"Hacienda Monasterio tends to make its best wines in cool vintages like 2014. Combining Tempranillo with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, this is fresh and leafy with notes of green herbs and aromatic coffee bean oak."
94 points / Top 100 - Tim Atkin MW, 2018> Learn More