Robert Parker, 91 pts
“Produced with grapes from head-pruned and dry-farmed vines planted in the 1980s on limestone soils. There is more freshness here, still with Mediterranean character, some fine-grained, dusty tannins, some chalky/dusty texture and a tasty finish. The aromas of Mediterranean herbs grew as the wine sat in the glass. There is more freshness here, still with Mediterranean character, some fine-grained, dusty tannins, some chalky/dusty texture, and a tasty finish. The aromas of Mediterranean herbs grew as the wine sat in the glass.”
In the late 1990’s, Toni Sarrion began a one man crusade to save the indigenous variety Bobal and coax it from obscurity and rusticity to the forefront of truly world class wines. Ever evolving and pushing the quality level forward, Mustiguillo has moved away from the use of overt American oak as seen in earlier vintages in favor of concrete and French oak for wines of finesse & balance, realizing the potential of Bobal from the unique terroir of El Terrerazo. Mustiguillo was recognized for their extraordinary efforts by Wine & Spirits as one of the Top 100 Wineries of 2012.
D.O. El Terrerazo
The Vino de Pago El Terrerazo was granted to Mustiguillo in 2010 - a part of the Grandes Pagos de España organization that is dedicated to upholding and promoting very high quality single estate wines.. At an altitude of 800-824 meters, the estate is comprised of 89 hectares of contiguous vineyards on primarily limestone soils. The climate is Mediterranean with a strong continental influence with drastic diurnal shifts in temperature and contrasting winds from the sea to the east and hot La Mancha to the west