2005 Vinos de Terruños "LaMilla" Monastrell Jumilla (Previously $17)

SKU #1041196

Jumilla, Jumilla, Jumilla! It seems as though we've been singing the praises of these wines even more than usual of late. Casa Castillo, Bodegas Luzon, and of course the Vinos de Terruños "La Milla." Produced from 100% Monastrell from 60- to 80-year-old vines in Jumilla. Aged for 8 months in old oak (a combination of French and American), it was bottled unfiltered and unfined. This wine has softened with its bottle age, showing the gobs of dark fruit and licorice flavors it previously showed, but with softer, rounder tannins. Enjoyable on its own for fans of robust wine, or with any type of grilled meat and poultry.

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 By: Mike Callahan |  Review Date: 8/20/2009 
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Price reduction may be due to the limited aging for this wine. Corks are dry and break out on removal, although the wine shows no immediate loss of flavor or vibrancy. Don't cellar for long and suggest decanting to let the aromas gain some freshness. A decent value at the lower price.

 By: Joe |  Review Date: 7/5/2009 
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Tasty. Feels like a remote cousin to the more popular Bodegas Jumilla which is powerfully spicy. Instead, smooth spice tempered with ample fruit.

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Varietal:

Mourvedre

- Also called Monastrell and Mataro, Mourvèdre is most famous for the ruby-hued wines of Provence's Bandol region, known for their spicy, gamey, blackberry character, though the grape is grown throughout Provence and the Southern Rhône. Thought to have originated in Spain, it is second only to Grenache in vine acres, with the best examples found in Rioja, Alicante and Penedès.
Country:

Spain

- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.