2009 Bodegas Luzon "Luzon" Jumilla

SKU #1069251

Back and tasty as ever in 2009, this Monastrell wine from the southeastern Spanish DO of Jumilla provides plenty of snappy dark fruit with a hint of licorice and minerals. It is one of our best selling imported reds, as well as oone of our best $8 and under values. A Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast: "Another fine Best Buy from a winery that knocks 'em out year after year. This Monastrell-Syrah blend delivers full, rustic aromas of tomato, baked berry and salsa. The palate is saucy and smooth, with blackberry flavors mixed with herbs and tomato. Textured, healthy, snappy and a good partner for full- flavored foods." (02/11) From Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Opaque ruby. Scents of cherry pit and licorice, with floral and spice notes that come up with aeration. Bright and spicy in the mouth, offering gently sweet cassis, blackberry flavors and good spine. Dusty tannins add shape to a spicy, black-fruit finish. More serious than the organic version but an equally great value." (Nov/Dec 10) And according to Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Luzon delivers aromas of sage, forest floor, spice box, and blueberry. With good volume, ripe flavors, and no hard edges, it will drink nicely over the next 3 years." (04/10)

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 By: Jeff Phillips |  Review Date: 4/9/2012 
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I have loved this wine in the past In fact, I purchased 4 of the '08 and 7 of the '07 from K & L alone. However, from one sniff I knew this was not going to be good. Porty nose. One sip and I had to pour the entire bottle out.

Very disappointed. This used to be one of my go-to bargain wines.

 By: Mike Callahan |  Review Date: 10/17/2011  | Public Pending Approval
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A great wine for the price with a nice balance, a pleasant aroma and flavor. The past several vintages of this wine have been excellent for casual drinking.

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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.