Descendientes de J. Palacios 'Moncerbal'
2020 Moncerbal has an overriding scent of just-rained-on stone, alongside pure, focused redcurrant fruit, all framed by red cherries. The wine has a gloriously floral bouquet of lilac, rose petals and lavender, topped off by a musky note of sandalwood.
The palate has so much energy! Yet it is deceptively glossy and smooth with ultra-fine tannins that feel like velvet brushed against the nap. There’s an earthy finish to this though, with hints of clay and just the lightest touch of fresh, market-garden beetroot. This is a linear wine: straight up with indescribably pure minerality which leaves the palate feeling refreshed and quenched. The tannins are chalky and leave a fine sensation in the mouth with the quartz-like finish. Drink 2025-2036.