Hacienda Monasterio Reserva Especial 2012
El vino top de Hacienda Monasterio en una añada histórica en Ribera del Duero. Un vino armonioso, con estructura muy larga y persistente donde predominan la finura y la potencia. Todo lo que se puede pedir en un gran vino lo tiene esta añada 2012 del Reserva Especial de Hacienda Monasterio. Díficil de encontrar y elaborado en un número de botellas limitadas, este tinto ribereño es la apuesta segura para grandes y memorables ocasiones.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
Their Gran Reserva-style 2012 Reserva Especial is only produced in certain years (it wasn't produced in 2011, for example), where the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon goes up to 25% to complement the Tempranillo, and the élevage is in new barriques and lasts 26 months. Considering 2012 was an extremely dry year when the grapes were very concentrated, yields were low and the wines had a tendency to be super concentrated and sometimes with excess tannin, this feels very fresh and balanced. This is starting to develop some tertiary aromas in the bouquet from the bottle aging, and the tannins are getting resolved nicely. I feel that the wines from 2015 and 2014 have more precision, as they keep pushing the limits and aim at improving every year. 3,210 bottles were filled in March 2015.
Peter Sisseck excels with his mainstream wine, in a style quite different from Pingus. Full-bodied, spicy and fruity, with liquorice and cinnamon, finely grained, powerful, made to improve in the bottle.