Bodega Montebaco "Semele" 2020

Tempranillo / Merlot
A still red wine from the Ribera del Duero region of Spain.

Smooth & Fresh. Red fruits & Cinnamon.

Tasting Notes

Semele 2020 from Bodega Montebaco has a cherry red colour with a ruby edge.

On the nose, at the beginning, it’s shows a lot of red fruit and as it opens up some sweet notes of spices become more apparent. There is cinnamon and cloves, but also coconut and liquorice. After a good time in your glass, you might catch some toasted notes, of coffee and cocoa, in the background.

When you take a sip, you’ll find that it’s pretty smooth and fresh with gentle tannins. It has full body and a velvety mouthfeel.

The finish is long and persistent.

Score 89

My score / points

Bodega Montebaco "Semele" 2020
Semele (2020) Review
Estate making Semele Estate Bodega Montebaco
Semele (2020) Label Semele
Style of Semele Style Red & Still
Country of Bodega Montebaco Country Spain
Region of Bodega Montebaco Region Ribera del Duero
Grape blend of Semele Grapes Tempranillo, Merlot
Vintage of Semele Vintage 2020
My review of Semele Points

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Dark blue-colored variety of wine-making grape

Merlot is a dark blue–colored wine grape variety that can be used to produce both blending and varietal wines. Merlot is thought to be a diminutive of merle, the French word for a blackbird, which is most likely a reference to the grape’s color. Merlot is a common grape for blending with the sterner, later-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon, which appears to be higher in tannin, due to its softness and “fleshiness” combined with its earlier ripening.

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