2008 Juan Gil Monastrell – Jumilla, Spain Gary Thomas July 29, 2010 Tasting Notes 7 Comments A knockout of a red wine from the somewhat obscure Jumilla region of Spain. Made from Monastrell, known in France as Mourvèdre, it is high in alcohol (15%) and presents a heady mix of lush and brawny characteristics. Lovely nose of crushed blackberries with tones of vanilla and Indian spice, primarily turmeric. It situates well on the palate with a solid tannic structure to hold it up. Finishes a bit hard, but that will likely soften with time. I really like this wine, and the price is right. Try it with classic Spanish tapas, like a nutty manchego with Serrano ham. WHO: Bodegas Juan Gil WHAT: Monastrell WHERE: Jumilla D.O., Spain WHEN: 2008 HOW MUCH: $15 http://beausbarrelroom.blogspot.com Beau Carufel One of my favorite Spanish reds, hit’s the high side of the QPR very well. I typically buy a few bottles and drink them till the next vintage is released. Still can’t get over how awesome the 2006 was. Pingback: Spanish Wines for Autumn: Juan Gil » Spainiacs() Pingback: World Spinner() http://www.cheapmonclerpoloshirt2.com/ moncler ski jackets Hello I just wanted to leave a comment to say that I enjoy your blog. Looking at the number of comments, I see others feel the same way! Keep up the good work Silver Price Per Gram CQM http://www.cheapmonclerpoloshirt2.com/ http://www.uggstroop.com/ http://www.cheapsuprashoes2u.org/ http://www.MagicalSpain.com R J Harris Hi from Madrid! Yes as a wine tour operator i must say i love this wine QPR!!!!…a favorite Spanish red and so lush!!! But even better when you taste it in the winery on a 2012 Spain wine adventure for you and your private group of 6+ persons. Interested?…..contact us at http://www.MagicalSpain.com http://www.youtube.com/user/SpainTravelTour http://www.cheapsupra3.org/ cheap supras Its interesting. I would like to know more about this…I really wanted to know how this works can you please help me out…….Thanks for sharing. HH http://www.uggannabelle.com/ UGG Annabelle Took me awhile to read all the comments, but I really love the aand I am sure to all the commenters here!