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"An appealing, accessible red; undeniably good value at this price" Bob Campbell, MW

"Expressive with elegant spicy nuances, finishing smooth & very attractive" Wine Orbit

Enjoy this incredible value-for-money Mediterranean-style wine on its own or with roasted or grilled red meat or game bird dishes

Piqueras ‘Black Label’ Syrah Monastrell 2018 (Spain)

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$14.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $89.94 6 Btls, $78.21
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Piqueras ‘Black Label’ Syrah Monastrell 2018 (Spain)

Piqueras ‘Black Label’ Syrah Monastrell 2018 (Spain)

Member rating / 5
Rich and full-bodied red wine deep in colour with an extensive range of ripe dark fruit and wild fresh herbs...
$14.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $89.94 6 Btls, $78.21

Accolades

Awarded 91/100 Points & 4.5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Awarded 90/100 Points & 4 Stars

Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review

Description

  • Toasty oak
  • Black Doris plum
  • Mixed spice
  • Juicy tannins

"Beautifully ripe and upfront, the wine shows Black Doris plum, mulberry, vanilla and warm spice aromas on the nose, followed by a supple palate that's silky and lingering. It's fruit expressive with elegant spicy nuances, finishing smooth and very attractive" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

"An equal blend of syrah and monastrel grown in southeast Spain. Plump, flavoursome red with blackberry, raspberry, vanilla and mixed spice flavours. An appealing, accessible and slightly rustic red that is undeniably good value at this price" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review

Rich and full-bodied red wine deep in colour with an extensive range of ripe dark fruit and wild fresh herbs. Smooth juicy tannins and good levels of natural acidity combine to offer a wine full of flavour.

Bodegas Piqueras was founded in 1915 by Mario Bonete, one of the driving forces behind the creation of Almansa DO. in south-east Spain (100 kilometres inland from Valencia.) Today, Mario's sons look after the estate, with the help of talented winemaker Juan Cantos. The estate is situated at 750-850 metres altitude with an extreme continental climate, low rainfall and limestone-rich soils which are managed using organic farming methods… perfect conditions for  low yielding, slow ripening vines which produce rich, ripe, bold red wines of excellent concentration and  quality. The wine originates 50% from 35-year-old dry-farmed Monastrell (known as Mourvèdre in France) bush vines, a local specialty producing inky, dark, powerfully structured wines and 50% 30-year-old trellised Syrah vines, a variety perfectly adapted to the Almansa climate adding dark berry aromas, a dash of pepper and fine tannins. Ages 6 months in both American & French Allier fine grain medium-toasted oak barrels.

Food Pairing: Enjoy this incredible value-for-money Mediterranean-style wine on its own or with roasted or grilled red meat or game bird dishes.

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14%

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NZ (from $5.99)

Member Rating

4 Stars

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Great wine

Charlie - 15/02/2021

Full of flavor very nice

Lloyd - 13/03/2021


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