Fit for any loony in the midday sun, or a nice tepid night

Monday, February 11, 2008

Brand NameMad Dogs & Englishmen
Wine NameShiraz Cabernet Monastrell
Vintage (Year)2005
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeCabernet Sauvignon, Syrah/Shiraz, Monastrell
Wine GroupsI'll take this with chocolate
Lovely reds
Alcohol %14%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating10 (on a scale of 1-10)

I, of course, picked this up because of the name and the label, and this wine definitely lived up to my expectations. Made up of Monstrell (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (30%) and Shiraz (20%), this wine is definitely great.

From the Jumilla region of Spain, this is a nice red that I recommend to anyone that is interested in not only red wine, but something different from the everyday cabs and pinot noirs.

In their words: Blackberries, ripe raspberry and hints of white pepper on the nose with round, soft tannins and juicy plum, berry and cherry flavors on the palate. The finish is long and lingering with persistent ripe red fruit.

In any case, I can't wait until their next year's release.


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