Intense ruby color. The nose offers distinctive ripe fruit aromas. Round and rich in the mouth with blackberry flavors intertwined with soft spicy and toasty notes. Powerful tannins that will soften after a few years of cellaring.
|Vintage:||2016||Grape Varietals:||100% Monastrell (Mourvedre)||ABV:||13.5%|
|Aging:||4 months in new American oak barrels|
Manual harvest. The grapes are picked at their full maturation. Slight filtration.
Pairs well with rice dishes, gazpachos (cold tomato soup), game and cured cheeses.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|S0EE112008MVS||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 00969 5||1 07 84585 00969 2||$12.99|
"The 2016 Torre Castillo Jumilla Alegre opens with a pleasing aroma of blackberry, licorice, spice and violets. Tasting the wine reveals deep, dark blackberry flavors mixed with just the right amounts of spice and earth. This is a wine with great depth of flavor which is not very common at this low price point. Smooth but grippy and substantial tannins and even a touch of minerality lead into the long, dry finish."
- Reversewinesnob.com (March 2019)," Fantastic For $10"
"The 2014 Alegre, which is 100% Monastrell from some of their oldest vines, has a seductive, deep ruby/purple color and loads of blueberry and blackberry fruit, as well as floral notes intermixed with loamy soil undertones. It is rich, fleshy and sexy. Drink it over the next 3-4 years."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (March 2016), 87 pts - Excellent Wine Values for Under $25
"(100% monastrell): Inky ruby. Fragrant black and blue fruit aromas, with notes of smoky Indian spices and violet adding complexity. Fleshy, sweet and expansive, offering juicy blueberry and boysenberry flavors and a zesty kick of peppery spices. Shows a creamy quality on the spice-accented finish, with supple tannins adding shape."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September/October 2014), 90 pts
"(100% monastrell, aged in American oak for four months): Bright ruby. Powerful, spicy aromas of dark berry preserves and lavender. Fleshy and round on the palate, offering spicy blackberry and blueberry flavors and gaining sweetness with air. Finishes smooth, long and slightly warm. - JR"
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September 2013), 89 pts