"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, Robert Parker's 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
|Bottles per Case||6|
|Bottle Size||750 ml|
|Region||Ribera del Duero (Spain), Spain (Spain)|
|Style||Warm and spicy reds|
|Grapes||20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 80% Tempranillo|
|Food Pairing||Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat|
|Descriptors||Earthy, Floral, Fruity, Mineral|
|Price of Case||US$684.00|
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