Red

2012 Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell Jumilla (Silver Label)

Monastrell

  • Spain
  • > Murcia
  • > Jumilla
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • bugdoced wrote: (86 points)

    September 13, 2014 - as new world as tonite will get
    fruit forward some vanilla and spanish earth

  • xScottx wrote:

    August 31, 2014 - Similar in profile to previous vintages. Super ripe dark fruits, blackberry/blueberry jam, compote. Spicy, cedar, vanilla.
    Very good value. 15% ABV is more or less integrated nicely.

    I remember previous vintages being a tad bit more concentrated.

  • YWG Wine Guy wrote: (87 points)

    August 17, 2014 - Sampled latest vintage - ~20$ CAN at MLCC. Have enjoyed past vintages, but thought these needed some time in cellar, this will do well out to at least 2018. This is 15% and I like better a hair below room temp, and tried after 1 hour decanting. Tasty enough and decent vino, but i am not as taken as in past. Med+ bodied with lots of dark, somewhat brooding fruit with a little mocha/coffee quality in background/finish. In-spite of 15%, is smooth but perhaps lacking a little in the aid/tannin dept...needs some bite which i am missing to rate a little higher. Good producer and I would come back for more offerings and try this again in 1-2 yrs.

  • insudo wrote:

    July 25, 2014 - Good as always. Very intense. Reminds the Port

  • Tim and Bonnie wrote: (92 points)

    June 29, 2014 - 92? Yes. Just an awesome bottle vintage to vintage.

    When we began to expand our drinking experience we tried Spanish wines but thought they were too tight and astringent, so we gave up on them and I went down the path of busting on Spanish wines, unfortunately, and to my eventual chagrin.

    Then one day, Bonnie was getting her hair done and I walked to a nearby tapas joint in the west end of Richmond (it's gone now, couldn't sustain. The tapas joint not west end Richmond :), and it was there, where they had a giant paella iron, that I sat down at he bar and randomly order this wine, a 2010 I think.

    Wow!

    Later, Bonnie arrived from her hair appointment and had a sip...she loved it!

    And that's when we learned that Spanish wine can be fabuwus!

    The owner then recommended a wine that ended up being about $30 at Total Wine, and we were like, "uh, not so much", which just goes to show, you have to find your own way.

    But the Juan Gil was enough to get us exploring Spanish wines, and we're very grateful we did. That's how we discovered Toros...different story.

    But Juan Gil continues to impress us, vintage after vintage. Has the depth, fruit, acid, minerals, balance, and finish we love in red wine. Can't find any fault with it, considering the price.

    Glad my shortsightedness was derailed by serendipity.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bodegas Juan Gil
  • Varietal Monastrell
  • Designation (Silver Label)
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region Murcia
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Jumilla

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 111 (74%)
  • Consumed 40 (26%)

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