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Both Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast magazines have selected Mad dogs & Englishmen as a Best Buy pick for the outstanding quality it delivers at a great price.

2005 Vintage, Mad dogs & Englishmen

Spectator Selection: Best Value

“This fleshy red shows black cherry, plum, herb and vanilla flavors over sturdy tannins.” September 30th, 2007


This catchy-named, three grape blend is a nice wine that's sinewy and leathery; overall it offers a natural and controlled reflection of Jumilla, a warm region in southeast Spain. The nose is forward and fiery, while the palate has berry-driven ripeness and plenty of oak. Better with food as the tannins are kind of scratchy without something to absorb them. Best Buy. 11/2007

Modern Dog

A big wine from the south of Spain... Offering depth and ripeness of flavor, this is both a bold and elegant wine. 09/2007


Well focused red and black fruit with good structure and balance; ripe red fruit and black pepper finish with meaty notes. 08/2007

Food & Wine

"...full-bodied. Made with grapes from the hot Spanish region of Jumilla, it balances plummy fruit against firm tannins." Pair with steak and lamb. 06/2007

Hilton Head Island Wine Festival


2004 Vintage, Mad dogs & Englishmen

Spectator Selection: Best Value

“Rich, sweet cocoa flavors dominate this distinctive red.  Raisin, licorice, and tobacco notes play supporting roles on the thick palate.  Intriguing, if atypical.” November 30, 2006

“For bargains it’s hard to beat the Jumilla region of Spain.  The variety native to the area is Monastrell, otherwise know as Mourvedre, which is earthy and full.  To taste the character of the grape, uncork the 2004 Mad dogs & Englishmen Jumilla Shiraz-Cabernet-Monastrell ($10.), comprised primarily of Monastrell. It’s muscular with noticeable tannins and dark berry fruit notes.  This is a steak wine if ever there was one”. Leslie Sbrocco, Special to the Chronicle, Thursday, May 18, 2006

2003 Vintage, Mad dogs & Englishmen

Best Buy

“A dark, alluring red, with gamy, dark chocolate and bitter herb flavors balanced by black cherry and raisin. Polished and firm”.  Wine Spectator, July 31, 2005

Editor’s 2004 Best Buy Picks