Romeo Seleccion Monastrell 2020 / 750 ml.

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JS9393 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Friday, September 9, 2022
Meaty black fruit, black pepper and some sweet spices. Juicy and flavorful with full body, rounded by a mouthful of resolved tannins. Long and spicy finish. An outstanding monastrell that shows great value, too. Drink or hold. (James Suckling)
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Primary Grape: Mourvèdre | All Grapes: Monastrell

Spain | Jumilla

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Food Pairings: Charcuterie

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JS93 93 pts. / JamesSuckling.com (Friday, September 9, 2022)

Meaty black fruit, black pepper and some sweet spices. Juicy and flavorful with full body, rounded by a mouthful of resolved tannins. Long and spicy finish. An outstanding monastrell that shows great value, too. Drink or hold. (James Suckling)

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SKU 89370
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Romeo Selección Monastrell
Country Spain
Region Jumilla
Product Location - Location-Appellation Jumilla
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 14.2%
Wine/Spirit Brand Romeo
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2020
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Awards and Accolades Premier Select
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) Monastrell
Primary Grape Mourvèdre
Food Pairing Charcuterie
Occasion Pairing Party/large crowd
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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