Wine Spectator: 12 Restaurants Offering the Finest Spanish Wines


“For a first-rate Spanish wine experience in Manhattan, head to Michelin-starred Casa Mono from Batali & Bastianach Hospitality Group, tucked between Union Square and Gramercy Park on peaceful Irving Place. There, chef Anthony Sasso’s menu focuses on tapas, seafood and whole animals raised to provide organic-grade meat and butchered in-house. The 500-selection, Best of Award of Excellence–winning list, led by wine director Rachel Merriam, offers enormous depth in Spanish wines, including verticals of Vega Sicilia Unico back to 1967, Álvaro Palacios L’Ermita back to 1999 and R. López de Heredia Viña TondoniaGran Reserva back to 1942. A number of rare wines are also available from Coravin in 3- and 6-ounce pours.”


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