Piqueras Black Label Syrah Monastrell

Silky. Juicy. Savoury. Spicy.

Piqueras Black Label Syrah Monastrell

2018, La Mancha Spain
  • 50/50 blend of Syrah & Monastrell from south-east Spain
  • 90/100 (Bob Campbell MW) - "An appealing, accessible and slightly rustic red that is undeniably good value at this price ($17)"
  • From vineyards waaaay up (2,500 feet above sea level!)
  • Medium to full bodied silky, juicy red with a savoury, spicy finish
  • RRP $19.99


    The Piqueras’ are a fourth generation Spanish winemaking family nestled away in Almansa, south east Spain, crafting seriously good wine for over 100 years.

    Their family owned vineyards sit a whopping 2,500 metres above sea level and with high sunshine hours and low rainfall the vines, planted on stony, lime rich soils, work their arses off to produce grapes full of intense flavours. There’s even an organic sheep farm on the property where they let their fluffy little friends roam free to help keep the plant life low and the natural fertiliser high!

    Their Black Label Syrah & Monastrell is a delicious 50/50 blend of soft, silky Syrah and the more dark fruited, savoury Monastrell (a grape variety also called Mourvedre in some parts of the world). Aged 6 months in oak this is a medium to full bodied silky, juicy red with a savoury, spicy finish.

    Go Mediterranean on the food match and pair with rice and pasta dishes, cured salted meats (jamón, chorizo) and semi-cured cheeses.

    The Lowdown: 14% alc / 750ml / Screwcap
    Sam Kim – 91 Points
    Bob Campbell MW – 4 Stars

    Sam Kim – 98 Points
    Huon Hooke – 5 Stars
    Bob Campbell MW – 5 Stars
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