Score: 88 Points (Jay Miller) Tasting Notes: Purple-colored and exceptionally fragrant, the nose gives up notes of u...Read more...
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 wh... Read more
Too oaky, fruit and oak are overwhelming. Read more
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... Read more
Food Pairings for Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell Jumilla Albacea
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.
Too oaky, fruit and oak are overwhelming.
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
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.
nothing too exciting, but delivers the aromas and taste of Monastrell grape.
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.
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.
External Reviews for Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell Jumilla Albacea
A rich, deep cherry color with aromas of dark black forest fruits, sweet spices and hints of smoke and aniseed. A serious, full-bodied wine with good structure and balance, soft, juice tannins and a long, elegant finish.
A wine with rich color, abundant ripe fruit aromas, and a long, spicy, well-balanced finish.
Ein Monastrell für jeden Tag mit Duft nach Kräutern, Pfeffer, und einer überraschend erdbeerigen Note. Füllig, weich, dezenter, noch leicht herber Gerbstoff, gute Balance. Frischer und lebendiger Wein
The label has been changed but the wine is up to standard. The 2008 Wrongo Dongo is 100% Monastrell sourced from a Gil family estate vineyard. 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.
Inky ruby. Smoky blackberry and cherry aromas are complemented by notes of cracked pepper and dried flowers; smells like a syrah. Firm, focused dark fruit flavors gain sweetness with air and pick up slightly bitter tannins. The finish repeats the blackberry note, leaving a zesty, peppery quality behind. Lots of bang for the buck here.
Perfectly drinkable Monastrell year after year despite the silly name. Plum and roasted berry aromas and flavors are sweet, ripe, clean and on the generic side of the fence. A little rugged and hot at 15%, but lusty and good for the price.
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.
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.
Dietary Information: Organic
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