Not surprisingly, Spain is full of value driven wine. While a generalization, I think Spain is the country leading the way on outstanding value wines. The wine I opened tonight is no exception to this "rule". I won this bottle at auction for $10 - tastes more like a $30-$50 Merlot-based Bordeaux.
- 2005 Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell Jumilla Bodegas Hijos de Juan Gil Juan Gil - Spain, Murcia, Jumilla (5/13/2009)
A fair amount of wood smoke dominate the nose with raspberries, and cranberries tucked in. The mouthfeel is nice and silky - this is a remarkably smooth wine for under $12. The fruit easily stands up against the alcohol and the finish has lingering flavors of chocolate and coffee. Great QPR - find this wine. (90 pts.)
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