A big mouthful of licorice and purple fruits, with some unsweetened chocolate undertones, a real tooth-stainer, with a spicy follow-through. Tannins are solid, almost chewy. The finish falls off rather quickly, but the Quality to Price Ratio (QPR) is very good. Drink with beef ribs.

WHO: Núvol
WHAT: Monastrelle
WHERE: Yecla, Spain
WHEN: 2007
HOW MUCH: $13

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