Teso La Monja Romanico 2016
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Deep purple. Nose of red fruit and flowers. Licorice on the palate, with good tannic structure and perfect balance of acidity and freshness well backed with the alcohol. Mature red fruit in the finish, with light spicy notes.
I also got to taste the 2016 Románico in the same sitting as the 2015, which is always a good opportunity to compare both vintages. 2016 was a slow and cool harvest following some rains, and this wine has slightly lower alcohol and more freshness. This has more definition, more finesse and a subtle touch of fennel and aromatic herbs that adds an extra dimension to it. It's still young but already approachable (better with food), with a juicy palate and really fine tannins. There is good ripeness without excess.
Score: 90, Luis Gutierrez, August 31, 2018
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