The region of D.O. Yecla takes its name from its central town, located about 1.5 hours inland, due west from Alicante. Spread across a high plateau (400-700 metres) of lime-rich, well draining soil. The original clones of Monastrell grown on their own roots from old bush vines, dry grown. This is a simple wine, but really good. Very varietal warm bitumen/dried fig/honey/black fruit Monastrell, given a bit of a juicy-jubey touch up from the Syrah in the blend. Very silky to the tongue with decent length and a nice sense of taper on the palate to a finish where the fruit tannins live. Scott Wasley, The Spanish Acquisition.