El Petit Bonhomme Tinto 2016Jumilla, Valencia and Murcia, SpainLikely the best I have tasted by winemaker Nathalie Bonhomme when it comes to her introductory Jumilla red, mixing monastrell, garnacha and syrah from bush vines grown in southwest Spain. The monastrell comes off 25-year plus bushvines bringing depth of flavours, and she guards those flavours with minimal oak ageing: five months in French and American oak. The juicy, almost grapey 2016 is full of fruit and pepper with a savoury, liquorice, ripe raspberry/cherry flavoured finish. Lamb chops, ribs, burgers or grilled chicken all work here. Super value and this will only get better in the bottle all year.Tasted: 08 January 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 13.49 BCLS AB 17.49 private wine shops MB 14.99 private wine shops Producer: Nathalie Bonhomme VinsDistributors: International Cellars Inc.
Blend: Monastrell - Garnacha - SyrahCSPC: 169383UPC: 8437005068711