Bodegas Hijos de Juan Gil Juan Gilmonastrell 2007
[91 pts Robert Parker]:A serious effort Juan Gil is fashioned from 45-year-old Mourvedre vines and is aged for 12 months in American and French oak. This rich full-bodied inky/purple-tinged cuvee exhibits aromas of scorched earth blueberries licorice and pepper a savory layered texture and remarkable opulence for a Mourvedre. Drink it over the next 3-4 years.(Robert Parker also gave the 2002 and 2003 vintages 91 pts respectively.)
Full bodied, but the acid adds structure & lift.
Deep color, berry, spice & jammy. A nice somewhat full rich wine, good structure and well balace between tanins, fruit & oak. Nose is rich, earthy and plaseant finish.
Drank as a glass after-dinner. We loved this wine, deep, full body fruit forward with plum and currant, oak notes and very balanced. Nose is rich, pleasantly earthy and berry fruit. We'll get more!
External Reviews for Bodegas Hijos de Juan Gil Juan Gilmonastrell
(100% monastrell) Opaque purple. Blueberry, boysenberry and smoky Indian spices on the nose, with a sexy floral quality coming on with air. Juicy, sweet dark berry flavors are framed by velvety tannins and enlivened by zesty minerality. Gains depth and fleshiness with air, finishing on a strong boysenberry note, with excellent sappy persistence. This is delicious right now.
A wine with rich color, abundant ripe fruit aromas, and a long, spicy, well-balanced finish.
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