Chocolate, cherry, and raspberry on the nose. Cocoa and tart berry pie flavors and tight, tannic mouthfeel. This is a big beast of a wine. Gorgeous and effervescent (figuratively, not literally). Musty leather and tobacco come together with muscular tannins to make a full body that’s better when slightly warmer than I normally drink a red – right at 70-72 Fahrenheit. Goes great with just about anything, but particularly robust and rich Spanish hams or paella. I picked this one up at Astor in SoHo NYC for around $20-24, and will do so again.
- Rating: Impressive
- Name: Menut 2013
- Winery: Clos Martinet
- Region: Priorat
- Country: Spain
- Varietals: Grenache and Merlot
- Price: $20-$24
- Where to Buy: Astor Wines & Spirits*, 399 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10003
*The 2013 isn’t available online, but the 2014 can be purchased via this link.