Sunday, June 29, 2008

Good Earth

The Juan Gil, Jumilla Red Wine, 2005 is made from 100% monastrell from 40 year old vines. Jumilla is in the eastern part of Spain, below Valencia and is hot and arid. This wine shows some good earthy texture, nice and thick and dirty. Medium red colour, it stinks of stewed plums. On the palate it is medium-full bodied but viscous, with spice and plums. Medium length finish. 24 hours later it actually improves, the plums stand out more and the finish lengthens. Well made, feels like you're drinking the dirt it's made from. A good wine, but pricey for what it is at $23...


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