Mustiguillo, Bodega
Valencia, Spain
Vino de Pago
Finca Terrerazo
Immaculate dark purple core, fully impenetrable, thick red rust rims with a zinc orange edge, looks foreboding. Heavy plum, black currant fruit scents which just stop short of prune (but maybe not for long), peanut shells and damp forest brush, then a cleansing medicinal lift, given the overall combination of scents it does not settle into itself well. Full-bodied, presents a dry and light sandpapery grit throughout. Bright grapefruit zest revs up the engine, followed on by something akin to menthol and mint. Woodsy but here not as much funky sous bois. Ripe but not so juicy plum, cherry, black currant fruit, consistent start to finish. A chewy wine which should not be selected as a casual sipper but has plenty of merit at the dinner table.
88 points