As JB said when we tasted together, “No comment, it is great”. Many a true word said in jest. The Le Mont Moelleux is exceptional and has a long life to come. Rich texture leads in to a massive wave of green apple and spice. It is supported by minerality, freshness and smokey, savoury inflections. This is a wine with sweetness but if you tasted blind you would be forgiven for assuming it nearly dry the balance is so impressive.
The blend consists of 95% Tempranillo from 40-year-old vines in Las Cuevas, El Palo and Las Monjas in Rodezno, complemented with 5% Graciano from the Montecillo estate in Fuenmayor. The Graciano gives the wine an aromatic intensity and acidity, to carry the structure and elegance of the Tempranillo. The grapes are vinified separately in four-and-a-half-year-old American oak for three years, and...more
Bottle 75cl £35.08