Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell Jumilla Albacea 2011

Member Review by Amanda Schuster:

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.

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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
Vintage: 2008 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
Vintage: 2008 02/13/2011

Too oaky, fruit and oak are overwhelming.


Snooth User: winescribbler
71518883
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 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
577933841
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 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
38396127
2.50 5
Vintage: 2008 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
Vintage: 2008 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
Vintage: 2008 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
Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/22/2011

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/19/2010

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 08/07/2011

A wine with rich color, abundant ripe fruit aromas, and a long, spicy, well-balanced finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/17/2010

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. (100% monastrell) 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. Black cherry, leaf and tobacco flavors mingle in this round red, which has light, firm tannins and a fresh, herbal finish. Drink now through 2012. 10,000 cases made. -TM


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2008 04/12/2011

88 Points - Wine AdvocateThe 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 exceptional


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