2010 Spectacle Vins Montsant Espectacle Spectacle Vins, Montsant, Catalunya, Spain
|Packaging||Original Cardboard Case|
|Duty Status||In Bond|
|Provenance||Purchased by Liquid Assets from a UK-based merchant; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility|
98 Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate (February 2014)
Living up to its name, the 2010 Espectacle del Montsant, sourced from three hectares of centenary Garnacha and aged in a 4,500-litre oak foudre, has a really spectacular nose, with such perfume that it feels almost like a white, with notes of lilies, rose petals, lychee, orange blossom, candied violets and blood oranges. The palate is akin to chewing into maraschino cherries, full of energy, with musky flavors, a great, persistent aftertaste lingering in your mouth for minutes. Despite its 15% alcohol, the wine feels medium-bodied and easy to drink, it makes you long for the next sip.
A wine to smell for hours, as it develops and changes like a chameleon in the glass: black olives, tree bark, kirsch, fennel, orange skin, violets, malt, and smoke. A superb, world-class Garnacha: spectacular! 5,500 bottles produced. Drink now-2025.
93 Josh Raynolds, Vinous (September 2013)
Deep, brilliant ruby. Mineral-accented aromas of dark berries, violet and smoky Indian spices, with a sexy floral overtone. Juicy and precise, offering sweet black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors and a bracing jolt of minerality.
Closes sweet and smoky, with excellent clarity and slow-building tannins. This is one for the cellar.