Bellum Monastrell Yecla Providencia 2005

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Nice ruby color turning to purple. Nose of dark fruits interwoven with earthy meats. Ripe, bright fruit and meatiness carry over to the palate and ... Read more

Dark red. Powerful scents of cherry, graphite, gingerbread and oak spice. Vibrant and nicely focused, with tangy red berry and cherry flavors suppo... Read more

The Bellum cuvees are a joint project between the Candela family that owns Barahonda and importer Patrick Mata. The wines are meant to showcase the... Read more

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External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Nice ruby color turning to purple. Nose of dark fruits interwoven with earthy meats. Ripe, bright fruit and meatiness carry over to the palate and their balance, along with sweet tannins, make this wine seamless.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Dark red. Powerful scents of cherry, graphite, gingerbread and oak spice. Vibrant and nicely focused, with tangy red berry and cherry flavors supported by gentle acids and light tannins. An elegant, nicely concentrated midweight from very old vines.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The Bellum cuvees are a joint project between the Candela family that owns Barahonda and importer Patrick Mata. The wines are meant to showcase the tremendous upside potential of Yecla's Mourvedre vineyards. The 2003 Bellum Providencia (an 800-case cuvee of 100% old vine Mourvedre) spent ten months in both French and American oak. It brings to mind what a Bandol might taste like if you took away all the rusticity, under-ripeness, and brett. A dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by sumptuously pure aromas of roasted meats, blueberries, black raspberries, and cherries. Full-bodied, with loads of structure, sweet tannin, impressive density as well as purity, and a 40+ second finish, this is an amazing effort. Moreover, its price makes it one of the wine steals of the century. It should drink well for 4-5 years. This estate is one of the top discoveries of all my tastings.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The 2004 Bellum Providencia raises the bar even higher. Made from over 50-year-old Monastrell vines and aged 8 months in French oak, it yields a remarkable aromatic array of lavender, blue and black fruits, blackberry liqueur, and grilled meat. Generously layered on the palate, this smoothly-textured wine has no hard edges. Hedonistically styled, readers who are not into pleasure should beware of this wine. It will drink well for 4-6 years for those able to exercise self-control. The Bellum project, in which Ole Imports is involved, started in 2002. It is dedicated to showing what can be achieved from 100% old-vine Monastrell in the up-and-coming D.O. of Yecla. It goes without saying that the price-to-quality relationship of these wines in extraordinary.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2004 Bellum Providencia raises the bar even higher. Made from over 50-year-old Monastrell vines and aged 8 months in French oak, it yields a remarkable aromatic array of lavender, blue and black fruits, blackberry liqueur, and grilled meat. Generously layered on the palate, this smoothly-textured wine has no hard edges. Hedonistically styled, readers who are not into pleasure should beware of this wine. It will drink well for 4ndash;6 years for those able to exercise self-control. The Bellum project, in which Ole Imports is involved, started in 2002. It is dedicated to showing what can be achieved from 100% old-vine Monastrell in the up-and-coming D.O. of Yecla. It goes without saying that the price-to-quality relationship of these wines in extraordinary.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

This fruit-bomb is made exclusively from Monastrell (or Mourvegrave;dre) from 50+ year old, dry-farmed vines. It delivers layers of blue and black fruits in an almost liqueur-like fashion with a creamy vanilla overtone repeating. Delicious and addictive!


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

This fruit-bomb is made exclusively from Monastrell (or Mourvandegrave;dre) from 50+ year old, dry-farmed vines. It delivers layers of blue and black fruits in an almost liqueur-like fashion with a creamy vanilla overtone repeating. Delicious and addictive!


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