Sunday, June 8, 2008

Juan Gil 2005 Bodegas Juan Gil Spain

This dry red from the the Jumilla region of Murcia Spain is made from 100% Monastrell grapes where whole clusters are macerated "Sur Lie" (On Lees or on the yeast residue) for 25 days, then pressed and aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. Color is deep purplish ruby and on the nose is red fruit and a hint of minerality balanced by the oakiness of the barrels. On the mouth there are cherries and a very good balance of tannins and acidity.

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