"I have had three bottles of the stunning 2002 Juan Gil, and it has been a remarkable experience on all three occasions. I tasted it next to some top-notch Bordeaux selling for five times the price, and it was by no means outclassed. Made from 45-year old Monastrell vines grown in rocky limestone soils, and cropped at 1.8 tons of fruit per acre, it is amazing that a wine of this quality can be found at this price given the weak dollar. A dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by gorgeous aromas of sweet black cherries, flowers, and background oak. Medium to full-bodied, supple-textured, expansive, pure, and persistent, this terrific Spanish red should be consumed over the next 3-4 years."