Finca Bacara Time Waits For No One Jumilla 2017
Me, wandering through Everything Wine, a grey and rainy day. When I want great value reds, I often find myself perusing the Spanish section. The hot climate means great ripeness and Spain has strict aging protocols in their wines meaning you're likely to get a good amount of oak on a wine. Aging like that from, let's say, Napa, will cost you a pretty penny as storing barrels and barrels of wine is expensive!
Anyways, I have to say, I was struck by this label, and I liked the name. A 100% Monastrell, not something I drink often, so it was just the right thing. Love to pick something outside my usual and this red from Finca Bacara was delicious.
Pour it in the glass, beautiful dark garnet, hinting on purple. Immediately you get a nose full of dark plum, dark cherry, blueberry pie, chocolate, coffee and sand. It's like the heat of the Mediterranean region is emanating from the glass. The palate is full bodied, with big, round tannins - this wine is an in-your-face kind of bottle. Jammy raspberry, stewed plums, ripe raspberry take hold with cocoa, mocha, cinnamon, nutmeg and violet notes to follow. While this wine didn't see as much time in oak as many other Spanish reds, the American oak is present and lends itself well to the fruit.
If you're looking for delicate, this isn't the one. If you want a bold yet easy drinking wine, introduce yourself because it's ready for you. Pair it with Spanish cheese and meat, like manchego and chorizo, or a hearty meat dish.
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