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Enrique Mendoza 'La Tremenda' Monastrell 2009

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    New York Times Best Value ***
    "Complex and well structured with long-lasting, savory flavors of dark, plummy fruit and minerals."
    —Eric Asimov, New York Times

    Posted by JenAndJon on December 4th, 2012 at 2:15am | report comment

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    "The 2009 La Tremenda is a pure Monastrell from the namesake vineyard planted in 1984, raised for 10 to 14 months in second year oak. It has a very ripe nose of wild strawberry, baked red cherry and dark chocolate, cloaked in some warm alcohol. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, light acidity and a caressing, clean, heart-warming finish of black cherries and cassis fruit that do not overwhelm. This is a finely crafted red from Alicante. Drink now-2015."~NM

    Posted by JenAndJon on December 4th, 2012 at 2:16am | report comment

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