Yet another great value Monastrell: Ego Bodegas Talento Eco 2018

If you want something bigger than the Telmo Rodriguez Al-muvedre, try the Talento Ego. Different style, but same quality, and again, amazing QPR.

A lot of wine for the money. It’s so clean and intense that you could call it a New World red, but it’s not overdone. It’s amazing how it combines the scorched earth ripeness of Jumilla with surprising freshness. Black pepper spiciness, unusual for Monastrell. It is full-bodied, fills every corner of the mouth with juicy flavors, and it’s also vivid and tight, with good acidity. It’s so lively that I’m tempted to call it a bistro wine.

Rating: very good. 88-89 points.
Price: 3000 HUF (9 Euros) at, around 6.5 Euros in Germany, Spain.
Value: great.
Tasted: December, 2019.
Source: I bought the bottle.
Drinking window: now – 2022.