Both the grape Monastrell [Mourvèdre] and the font on the label propelled me to pick up Juan Gil Jumilla 2010. Founded in 1916 by Juan Gil Giménez, Bodegas Juan Gil is a 4th generation family owned estate. Consisting of 350 hectares of vineyards, the grapes for this bottling were sourced from 40 year old parcels on the estate.
Dark garnet in colour, after aerating aromas of cherry and traces of dried thyme rose from the glass. Fruity flavours of black cherry, blueberry and fig were complimented by earthy leather notes in the full body. Spicy black pepper was joined by sweet vanilla, raisin and smoky campfire elements in the lengthy finish. Although packed with fruit and smoky spice, this is a pleasantly somewhat subdued glass, lovely at the table or on its own.
100% Monastrell [Mourvèdre]
Bottled by Bodegas Juan Gil
Enjoy now thru 2014