Red

2012 Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell Jumilla (Silver Label)

Monastrell

  • Spain
  • > Murcia
  • > Jumilla
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • oldcorke wrote: (89 points)

    September 28, 2014 - BlackBlueBerry punchyouintheface fruits backed by dry minerality, tannin, acid and characteristic (?) (I mean ?) white wood ash aromas. With time... characteristic mourvedre things emerge... but the style is M0-dern.

    Compared to the 2011... fruit is punch you in the face excessive. However.... white wood ash in the nose takes a backseat. Acid, check. Tannic backbone, check. Oak.. on the dancefloor. Blackberry, blueberry... ash... less than 2011... and oh, a little barnyard, a little leather, a little blood, a whack! of minerality. I'll say... this is a crowd pleaser, if you're crowd tends to -not- overthink. And.. it needs a PunchYouInTheFace-er food than 2011.
    Think Berkshire pork crusted with coriander, sage, mustard, white pepper, cumin, and... friends. Grilled. Yah.

    Oh, btw... it's improved by blending equal parts with 2011, in order to balance all the present fruit with some ash.

    In time, however, the '11 & '12 may sort themselfs out seperately (I said 'selfs) and all the fruit may carry into..... I dunno... I had a really really really old CA mataro once.... and it didn't suck.

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  • 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

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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 125 (74%)
  • Consumed 44 (26%)

Food Pairing

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