Porta Regia Monastrell Old Vines

"This is a terrific wine...and has to be one of the best values in the realm of Spanish wines!...Good juice." —
John Gilman, View from the Cellar
Appellation
Jumilla D.O.
Grape(s)
100% Monastrell; vines average 25 years-old
Altitude/Soil
600 meters / limestone, poor in organic matter and low salinity
Farming Methods
Practicing organic, Vegan
Harvest
Hand harvested
Production
pre-fermentative maceration at 60 F for 4 days, then the must is fermented for 6 days at 74 F
Aging
Aged for a brief period in stainless steel tanks prior to bottling
Suggested Retail Price
$13
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Porta Regia Monastrell Old Vines 2015
89 (VfC) 89 (VM)
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89 View from the Cellar The 2015 Monastrell “Old Vines” from Porta Regia follows in the path of the 2014 version, tipping the scales at a very civilized fourteen percent alcohol, though the 2015 version is more red fruity in personality...The classy bouquet of the 2015 is excellent, offering up a complex and meaty mélange of raspberries, cherries, wild fennel, spiced meats and a touch of fresh nutmeg in the upper register. On the palate the wine is fullish, complex and very well-balanced, with a fine core, lovely focus and grip, modest tannins and impressive bounce on the long and softly tannic finish. This is a terrific wine for its thirteen dollar price tag here in the US and has to be one of the best values in the realm of Spanish wines!...Good juice. 2017-2020+?
89 Vinous Media (all stainless steel) Brilliant ruby-red. Spice-accented cherry and red berries on the nose; a licorice note emerges with aeration. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering nervy black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of cracked pepper. The silky, nicely persistent finish features gentle tannins and lingering spiciness.
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Porta Regia Monastrell Old Vines 2016
90 (VM) 90 (VfC)
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90 Vinous Media Brilliant magenta. Assertive aromas of fresh red berries are complemented by a spicy hint of white pepper. Juicy, focused and energetic in the mouth, offering appealingly sweet raspberry and floral pastille flavors that spread out steadily on the back half. Gentle, slow-building tannins lend shape to a smooth, seamless finish that strongly echoes the red fruit note. (all stainless steel)
Drink 2019-2024
Mediterranean Spain: Diversity and Consistency, April 25, 2019
90 View from the Cellar The 2016 Monastrell “Old Vines” from Porta Regia is once again a terrific wine for its price tag, and I was absolutely delighted this year to see it sealed under a natural cork, rather than the synthetic cork of the last couple of years. The bouquet is deep and beautifully expressive, wafting from the glass in a complex blend of red and black raspberries, garrigue, spiced meats, a touch of chicory, woodsmoke and a fine base of soil tones. On the palate the wine is deep, fullbodied and beautifully balanced, with a velvety attack, plenty of mid-palate stuffing, refined, seamless tannins and excellent focus and grip on the complex finish. This has to be one of the greatest bargains to be found anywhere in the world of red wine, as this sells for all of thirteen dollars here in the states! Great juice. 2018-2030+.
Issue #75 – May/June 2018
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Porta Regia Monastrell Old Vines 2018
89 (VM)
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89 Vinous Media Opaque ruby. Dark berry and licorice aromas show good clarity and pick up a peppery quality with air. Supple and broad in the mouth, offering plush blueberry and cherry flavors and a hint of spiciness. Closes subtly sweet and pliant, with smooth tannins adding gentle grip. All stainless steel. 2021- 2024
Josh Raynolds - March 2021
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Porta Regia Monastrell Old Vines 2019
89 (VM) 87+ (VfC)
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89 Vinous Media Dark ruby. Ripe black and blue fruit and spice qualities on the nose and palate, along with a hint of licorice. Broad, supple and gently sweet, showing good depth and a repeating spicy note on the nicely persistent, subtly tannic finish. 2022- 2025
Josh Raynolds - March 2021
87+ View from the Cellar The 2019 vintage of Monastrell “Old Vines” from Porto Regia is pretty ripe, coming in listed at 14.5 percent octane this year. The wine offers up a fine nose of dark berries, black cherries, spiced meats, woodsmoke, a good base of soil and just a touch of coffee grounds. On the palate the wine is deep, robust and full-bodied, with a very good core of fruit, ripe, moderate tannins and a long, complex finish that shows just a bit of backend heat. This handles its alcohol pretty well, but it is just a touch higher in octane than I would ideally like to see. Still, good juice and a fine value. 2021-2030
John Gilman - Issue #91 / February 2021
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