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.