My Rating 89 Points.
Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.
Beautiful nose of blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, sweet raspberries, light vanilla, coffee, tobacco, green pepper, dirt, pencil lead and peppercorn.
Full bodied and rich, with medium plus acidity and great looking legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, bell pepper, cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, earth, bitter herbs, vegetables, asparagus, spices and peppercorn.
Medium finish with firm, angular tannins, bitter herbs and black pepper.
A great Spanish Monastrell. This silver label from Juan Gil, is great by itself, but better with BBQ Meats.
A little bitter on the finish and slightly unbalanced right now, but I really enjoyed it for its complexity. Still young, and needs another couple of years to come to its own.
100% Monastrell grapes from old vines, grown on limestone and rocky gravel, that produce low yields. Aged in mostly French oak barrels.
15% alcohol by volume.