Mourvedre (a.k.a. Monastrell) is one of my absolute favorite grape variety. This Spanish version rocks when young.
Well kept bottle, but it’s already past its peak. Could be a bad bottle, but I can’t remember tasting Héculas with a bit of age which impressed me, while they shine when young. Quite probably the wine would benefit from having screwcaps instead of corks. Anyway, it’s still a good, enjoyable wine. Forest floor, compost on the nose, it did not gain complexity with the years, just lost the fruits. A more satisfying, fleshy, dense palate with nice intensity. Plums soaked into rum, pretty flavors. Nice structure, lovely tannins, a dry finish. Flavor depth and length are beyond the price category, but overall it seems to be fading. Drink up.