Bodegas Hijos de Juan Gil Juan Gil 2006

Mourvedre from Jumilla, Spain

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Item No. 96093
  • red wine
  • RP91
  • ST90
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

#83 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009

Dark cherry color with purple tones. In the nose it has powerful aromas of red berries, toast, leather and smoke from aging in oak barrels. Good structure with ripe blackberry and blueberry notes and sweet tannins. The palate is very rich with an elegant balance between fruit, alcohol and oak. Pair with roasted or braised meat, lamb, pork or game, braised vegetables, mushrooms, poultry and baked or grilled fish with hearty sauces, smoked seafood, blue cheese and cured meats.

Aged in French oak for 12 months. 100% Monastrell from 45 year old vines in Jumilla where a harsh, arid climate and shallow, chalky soils on a bed of limestone and rock, combine to produce very low yields.

"The 2006 Juan Gil is also 100% Monastrell but aged for 12 months in French and American oak. It was sourced from an estate vineyard with 45 years of age. This purple-colored wine offers superb aromatics of wood smoke, damp earth, violets, and blueberry pie. Layered, succulent, and long, it will evolve for another 2-3 years and be at its best from 2010 to 2018."
-Wine Advocate

"Dark purple. Spicy blackberry and cassis on the nose. Refreshingly bitter cherry and dark berry skin flavors are brightened by zesty minerality and firmed by dusty tannins, picking up subtle iron and graphite qualities with air. Finishes with very good focus and youthful grip, the cherry note repeating. I like this wine's energy."
-International Wine Cellar

Critical Acclaim

"The 2006 Juan Gil is also 100% Monastrell but aged for 12 months in French and American oak. It was sourced from an estate vineyard with 45 years of age. This purple-colored wine offers superb aromatics of wood smoke, damp earth, violets, and blueberry pie. Layered, succulent, and long, it will evolve for another 2-3 years and be at its best from 2010 to 2018."
91 Points

"This polished red shows black cherry, licorice, mineral and tobacco notes, harmonious and deep, supported by firm tannins. Medium-bodied, well-integrated and stylish. Drink now through 2012. 5,000 cases made."
90 Points

"Dark purple. Spicy blackberry and cassis on the nose. Refreshingly bitter cherry and dark berry skin flavors are brightened by zesty minerality and firmed by dusty tannins, picking up subtle iron and graphite qualities with air. Finishes with very good focus and youthful grip, the cherry note repeating. I like this wine's energy. "
90 Points

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Amoravino - Rochester, MI (read all my reviews)

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(9/27/2010)
bold with frutti aroma. taste is soft in your pallet. A good drinking everyday wine
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(9/27/2010)
This is a great wine.. very aromatic, full body great wine and for the price its a steall
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H. David Kellams - Huntington Beach, CA (read all my reviews)

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(9/27/2010)
Very soft and smooth. Incredible color. Goes well with big tomato sauces...
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Learn About Bodegas Hijos de Juan Gil Map ItMap It

This winery originated in 1916, when Juan Gil Gimenez, great-grandfather of the present generation, started getting involved in the world of wine, building a winery in the heart of Jumilla. His son, Juan Gil Guerrero, dedicated his life to this world. But the ones who really consolidated the project were Juan Gil González and his brother Paco, the founder's grandsons. They forged...

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Learn About Jumilla

(hue-MILL-ah) Created as a DO in 1966, Jumilla has undergone a revolution of sorts in the past few decades. The new generation of wines have caused the region to blossom and exports have increased. The region itself is nicely settled in Southwest Spain, somewhat inland, between La Mancha and the Mediterranean sea, creating a good grape-growing climate. Notable Facts The...

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Learn About Mourvedre

Mourvedre(moor-VEHD(r)) A native of Spain, where it's called Monastrell, Mourvedre is best known for its blending role in the Southern Rhone. Strong and rustic, Mourvedre is the cowboy style blender in the Rhone mix. It's also the M of GSM (or SGM) blends in Australia, and it's used as the primary grape in wines from Jumilla and other Southeast areas of Spain. Notable Facts The...

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