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Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell Jumilla Albacea 2008

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Score: 88 Points (Jay Miller) Tasting Notes: Purple-colored and exceptionally fragrant, the nose gives up notes of underbrush, mineral, spice box, and blueberry. Round, smooth, and easy-going on the palate, this wine would make a first-class match with paella. Drink it over the next three years.

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Bodegas Juan Gil:
Juan Gil winery is located in the heart of the vineyard, in the north hillside De Cerezo which belongs to the property. This mountain, which is covered in trees, shelters the back of the installations, the rest is surrounded by vineyards. In this shady place, the cellar is protected from the heat of the area. The uneven land is also adapted to the needs in order to prevent damaging the good qua... Read more
Juan Gil winery is located in the heart of the vineyard, in the north hillside De Cerezo which belongs to the property. This mountain, which is covered in trees, shelters the back of the installations, the rest is surrounded by vineyards. In this shady place, the cellar is protected from the heat of the area. The uneven land is also adapted to the needs in order to prevent damaging the good quality of the grapes. The installations are designed by the winery staff, trying to combine the most modern technologies with the traditional and familiar winemaking processes. They are provided with authomatic systems which can obtain all the information to have traceability of the whole bottling process -not only elaboration but also internal changes- from the vineyards to the customers. The processing capacity of the winery is three and a half million kg of grapes. All the buldings are air-conditioned. The aging cellar has a capacity of 3000 oak casks. The laboratory equipment is ready to carry out all the necessary quality controls to guarantee the consumers`health. Read less

Member Reviews for Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell Jumilla Albacea

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Snooth User: Amanda Schuster
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4.50 5
09/01/2011

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.


Snooth User: Nathan P
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2.00 5
02/13/2011

Too oaky, fruit and oak are overwhelming.


Snooth User: winescribbler
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4.00 5
02/20/2011

Enticing with a little coffee bean edge on the nose, it's a deep, quite powerful wine, full, intense black-fruit medley on the finish. High alcohol. While richly fruity upfront the lingering finish is dry with a lovely mineral textural quality. http://www.spittoon.biz/three_obscure_spanish_wines.html


Snooth User: Wine Fire
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3.50 5
04/09/2011

5 The nose opens with strong wafts of plum, intermingled with notes of tobacco, cinnamon, chocolate, coffee and caramelized brown sugar. The palate launches with tobacco in the middle and spice on the top. At an hour and a half, a complex array of flavors emerges, including coffee, root beer candy, and caramelized brown sugar. The 2008 goes nicely with barbecue and other spicy meats. Between one and two hours, the wine peaks. At three hours, it begins to tighten and close, becoming bitter and thin at four hours, with a brassy, metallic edge that shortens the previously lengthy finish.


Snooth User: ylyada
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2.50 5
01/12/2010

nothing too exciting, but delivers the aromas and taste of Monastrell grape.


Snooth User: kbrod7
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4.00 5
08/21/2010

I just bought this for $10 at bottle king. It is an exceptional Jumilla with a jammy, berry, dry and powerful flavor. Nice oak aroma and finish. I am eating it with a steak and it is a perfect complement.


Snooth User: zzbear
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3.50 5
10/19/2010

I rated this a 88 at the latest Spanish Red tasting I went to in SF on Sept 28, 2010. Big, bold, smooth. Rather unlike other reds you're likely to find...and it's only $14!! A nice Monastrell. 15% alcohol.


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External Reviews for Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell Jumilla Albacea

External Review
05/22/2011

Inky purple. Ripe dark berry fruits are complemented by smoked meat and dried flowers. Fleshy blackberry and plum flavors display impressive depth and power for this price point, with soft tannins adding support. Gains sweetness on the back and finishes with very good sappy persistence. A remarkable bargain.


External Review
08/31/2010

Jugendliche Farbe. Anfänglich etwas verschlossen, nach Belüftung ein schönes und pures Bouquet zeigend: Dunkle Frucht, gewürzige Noten, erinnert auch an feine Kräuter. Füllig, satt und stoffig im Geschmack, aber sehr balanciert und fein strukturiert. Schöne aromatische Nachhaltigkeit, endet mit einer feinen Vanillnote vom Barriqueausbau. Am Anfang der Genussreife, wird sicher durch sachgerechte, kühle Lagerung noch etwas zulegen.


External Review
09/19/2010

This wine has a very dark cherry colour with purple tones. In the nose it has powerful aromas of red berries, toasted and smoked notes from their aging in the oak barriques.Our 2008 has good structure with ripe and sweet tannins. In the mouth it is very long, and with a perfect balance between fruit, alcohol and the oak tones, which make it very pleasant and easy to drink. - Winery


External Review
12/01/2010

Jugendliches Dunkelrot. Expressives Bouquet, viel Würze, Blütenduft, rote Frucht und Holznoten. Im Gaumen sehr kräftig und füllig, vollmundig, noch jugendliche und etwas wilde Tanninstruktur. Wieder schöne, für Monastrell typische Würznoten. Schöne Länge!


External Review
07/14/2010

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. This purple-colored wine offers superb aromatics of wood smoke, damp earth, violets, and blueberry pie


External Review
05/22/2011

The 2005 Wrongo Dongo (named after one of America's great wine personalities who made this expression infamous) is a beautifully tank-fermented and aged, full-bodied red offering abundant quantities of blue and black fruits, surprisingly silky tannin, and an up-front style. Some may call it internationally styled, but at $8, who's complaining?


External Review
05/22/2011

A country-style red made from Monastrell. The nose is chubby and deeply fruity, while the plump palate offers a wave or two of blackberry and currant flavors. Flush and full, and totally uncomplicated.


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Score: 88 Points (Jay Miller) Tasting Notes: Purple-colored and exceptionally fragrant, the nose gives up notes of underbrush, mineral, spice box, and blueberry. Round, smooth, and easy-going on the palate, this wine would make a first-class match with paella. Drink it over the next three years.

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