Hacienda Monasterio, 2018 Reserva, Ribera del Duero
$871.20/ 6-bottle case
"A Wonderful vintage, is how Peter Sisseck describes 2018 at Hacienda Monasterio, a property that often performs best in cooler, more Atlantic growing seasons. Made with Tinto Fino and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon on gravel soils, both of them planted in 1990, this is a deliciously complex, nuanced red with pine and tobacco pouch aromas, notes of incense, graphite and wild strawberry and a leafy lift of acidity" Tim Atkin MW - 96 pts.
About the producer
This estate can rival other greats in the region, such as Vega Sicilia in terms of its classic approach and careful blending with Cabernet Sauvignon. Peter Sisseck, the famous Danish winemaker who made Pingus one of Spain’s leading estates, took over thes estate from a grapegrower family in 1990 before starting Pingus in 1995. Right-hand man is winemaker Carlos de la Fuente. These wines are superb, for drinking now or laying down for several years.