Juan Gil, straight up.

Juan Gil LabelThere it is. A nice label. Nothing spectacular, just a simple sticker, but inside, a straightforward, great wine. Introduced to me by Harold, who came for a visit during the winter (his bottle was a 2008). Cost? Under twenty bucks, wherever in the country you buy it. From Spain, as many good wines come from these days. Color: a nice ruby brick. Cling-y on the glass. On the nose: stone fruit, dark cherry, some wood. Mouth: dark fruit on the front, kitchen cabinet spice and some chocolate on the back, a little jammy, medium tannin finish. It’s smack dab between legit merlot and a cabernet sauvignon.

And you know how I like it best? Just by itself. This is such a wonderful drinker to be adorned…with nothing. And under twenty bucks? Go get one.

Juan Gil
Jumilla red wine



Alcohol: 15 percent

Grape: 100 percent Monastrell

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