Dear Wine Lover,
80% Tempranillo, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot, the perfect blend for Spanish wines lovers, and as you are one of those I couldnt wait to offer you the last vintage of one of our favorite wines from Spain, Hacienda Monasterio 2014 rated with 94 points by Robert Parker making it one of the highest ratings ever for this wine. The property located very close to the Vega Sicilia estate produced a superb 2014 vintage and selling at CHF 34.00 + Vat is a real no brainer. You should definitely go for it as you are still missing it in your cellar.
This years blend is 80% Tempranillo and 10% each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and following Robert Parker. This is a great year for the Crianza and it was fascinating to taste it next to the 2013, as both faithfully reflected the character of each vintage.
For the first time we are also able to offer you big formats from Magnum to Imperials, although in very limited quantity:
75.0 cl Hacienda Monasterio Cosecha - Hacienda Monasterio - 2014 CHF 34.00 (CHF 36.70 Vat incl.)
For 36 bottles or more CHF 32.00 (CHF 34.55 Vat incl.)
Some Magnums (150.0cl) available at CHF 88.00 (CHF 95.05 Vat incl.)
Some Double Magnums (300.0cl) available at CHF 220.00 (CHF 237.60 Vat incl.)
Only 3 rare Imperials (600.0cl) available at CHF 480.00 (CHF 518.40 Vat incl.)
Robert Parker "94" Points: I got to taste the 2014 Crianza, which was fascinating to compare with the 2013. It's 80% Tempranillo and 10% each Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and they have been reducing the amount of new oak to around 30% in this wine. The vineyard was planted in 1990, so the vines are ripe and getting its own personality; they saw that change happening at 18 years old. 2014 was a very good overall year in the zone, and the tannic structure is quite powerful, so it was very important to do a soft vinification to avoid extracting too much and get a balanced wine. It is very harmonious and the oak does not play an important role in the aromatics. The tannins always have that limestone texture that also adds a sapid character making it very tasty. This is a great year for the Crianza, and as I mentioned, it was fascinating to taste it next to the 2013, as both faithfully reflected the character of each vintage. It was bottled in June 2016. There were 212,011 bottles produced.