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RENE BARBIER, ESPECTACLE, MONTSANT

A joint venture between Rene Barbier and the Clos Mogador team. The project is jointly owned by Réné and Isabelle Barbier, Fernando and Marta Zamora (Oenologists and teachers at University of Taragona), and Charlotte and Christopher Cannan. Biodynamic.

"Espectacle is a tiny production of old vines Garnacha made by Rene Barbier, Sr. The 100 year old Garnacha vines come from a dramatic and steep vineyard. Rene refers to this vineyard as the "L'Ermita of Monsant." This outstanding new wine comes from a single, very steep vineyard planted with over 100 year old Grenache vines. The vineyard is located at La Figuera, on the northern edge of the Montsant D.O., and looks onto the famous Montsant mountain as well as having spectacular views of the Ebro valley and even the distant Pyrenees 200 kms away. Hence the name!"

"The 2015 Espectacle del Montsant is a ripe and classic vintage for this exceptional wine produced from a single vineyard in Montsant. This has a forward personality—open, expressive and showy in the nose—from a typically warm and ripe year that resulted in a voluptuous and hedonistic Espectacle that's easy to like. It's rounder and lusher than the 2014 I had next to it, and the two vintages showed very different. The palate is also gentler, with integrated acidity and a soft mouthfeel." Robert Parker, Wine Advocate.

"Tobacco, licorice and spice notes weave through flavours of red cherry and mountain herb in this expressive red. The smooth texture glides over well-integrated tannins, while gentle acidity keeps this fresh. Well-knit and harmonious. Garnacha." Wine Spectator.

When to Drink: 2018 - 2031
Colour, Body, Origin
Food Pairings A wine for a special occasion, great with red meats.
Parker Points 96
€109.95
€109.95
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Country Spain
Region Montsant
Grape Variety Garnacha
ABV 15%
Body Medium
Colour/Style Red
Press Quote "The 2015 Espectacle del Montsant is a ripe and classic vintage for this exceptional wine produced from a single vineyard in Montsant. This has a forward personality—open, expressive and showy in the nose—from a typically warm and ripe year that resulted in a voluptuous and hedonistic Espectacle that's easy to like. It's rounder and lusher than the 2014 I had next to it, and the two vintages showed very different. The palate is also gentler, with integrated acidity and a soft mouthfeel." Robert Parker, Wine Advocate.
Glass Pairing