Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell Jumilla 2006
[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.)
Opaque purple ink hue, aromas of black fruits and violets; flavor notes of blueberry, boysenberry, candied black cherry and smoke integrated across a broad palate to a silky finish. The Monastrell Bomb!
Inky purple in the glass. Black cherry, smoke, licorice, tobacco, and more. Medium bodied, but then come the tannins: firm, full and well integrated. Yum. Consistently a great wine at an even better price.
Big, bold, red berries on the nose, deep ruby in color. Velvety mouthfeel. Balanced ripe berries to start, hint of oak and tobacco mid palate. Finish is a perfect balance of ripe berries and moderate tannins. Purchased this on sale at Cost Plus for $10. An absolute steal at that price... would happily pay 3x that amount. Cellaring 3 bottles now.
This was my "gateway" wine in many ways. The first time I realized I was tasting something other than just grape juice. The first time I learned what Monastrell (Mourvedre was and what it's capable of). It's dark, velvety, smooth, seductive. It's the Barry White's voice of wines. Deep berry fruits, black olives, dark chocolate. Fantastic with fall and winter roasts, cheeses or vegetable dishes with a lot of peppers. Haven't had a vintage so far. Plus the pretty silver label makes it very presentable for a gift. Great value.
I'm a newbie when it comes to discerning the various flavors but I surprised myself when I tasted this wine. I really tasted deep berry flavors, oak, a light taste of pepper and an unbelieveably strong smokey taste. Wow to think that I've been missing these sensations prior to belonging to Snooth.............God Bless America and Juan Gil Jumilla Red Monastrell
Excellent wine, berry flavors with a very strong smoky finish that lasts a long time. Loved it
really great monastrell; intense with a slightly inky texture and a nice mix of rustic, earthy and tannic taste that's partnered with bold dark fruit
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Made of 100% Monastrell (a.k.a. Mourvèdre) in the Jumilla region of Spain, the fruit for this wine comes from old vines grown in chalky limestone. A rich, smoky, deep red, this wine pairs perfectly with slow-roasted meats.
This purple-colored wine offers superb aromatics of wood smoke, damp earth, violets, and blueberry pie. Layered, succulent, and long, it will evolve for another 2-3 years and be at its best from 2010 to 2018.