At the last minute I changed my mind and opened the Monasterio last night. Aroma was what I expected: plush red fruit, sweet spice, violets, minerality and also a touch of dried fruit. The taste was a little more savoury, probably because of age, but still quite fruity. It's a great complexity for the price, and I think it would have done a little better with an hour decanting. It would pair well with roast pork, veal, and my meal last night: Lentil burger with broccoli satay.
Monasterio de las Vinas Reserva 2006 - Spain - $13.95 - 166579
Tonight I plan to make soup: fresh peas are on sale, and my green onion experiment was a success, so they are getting together in the pot tonight!