Telmo Rodriguez Al Muvedre 2006

Telmo Rodriguez Al Muvedre 2006

100% Monstrell, aka Mourvèdre or Mataro. Consumed over 2 days, and certainly profited from some air time. Initially dusty and earthy, with blackfruits and plums, cinnamon, star anise, camphor and a bit of tar. The palate is also dusty and dry, with some red fruits poking out, dried meats, tobacco leaf, blackberry liquor and smoky earth. There is an impressive depth of flavour, solid and masculine, though not terribly refined. The tannins built over the next 5 or 6 hours, and then the next day it had settled to show dried meats and almost meaty fruits, chewy tannins, a dry savoury length and some sour cherries on the finish. Good value and an interesting example of the varietal; but a toothpick will be required to remove excess tannins from between your teeth.

Rated : 87 Points
Tasted : Sep08
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $20
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2010-2015
Source : Dan Murphys
Website : Telmo Rodriguez

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One Response to Telmo Rodriguez Al Muvedre 2006

  1. Julian says:

    Knocked off one of these at dinner with friends a couple of weeks ago. It was drunk within 45 mins of being opened so it didn’t have time to develop the tannins you mention, but it’s ‘new world’ nature made it a clear winner with my friends.

    It displayed very savoury black fruit, and dark cherry flavours, and against the other wine (2005 Paul Jaboulet ‘Les Traverse’ Cote Du Ventoux) it almost tasted Australian, even a little ‘hot’.

    Still it’s savouriness makes it a good food wine, and I went out and got some more the next day.

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