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90
points

Juan Gil 2004 Monastrell (Jumilla)

  1. $16
Sweet and welcoming; a good deal among pedigreed red wines. The nose on this 100% Monastrell from older vines is mammoth, toasty and dark, while the palate is chunky and virtually melts with blackberry, plum and cherry flavors. A real-deal red with breadth and class. 1,000 cases made.  — M.S.  (8/1/2007)
89
points

Juan Gil 2006 Red (Jumilla)

  1. $16
A touch minty and herbal, but also there’s chocolate and creamy richness to the nose. This is a big wine that’s hugely flavorful. It rumbles from bold berry to smoky dryness, and along the way there are stops at chocolate, coffee and black pepper. Always one of Jumilla’s better wines, assuming you like the extracted, modern style.  — M.S.  (12/15/2008)
88
points

Juan Gil 2011 Monastrell (Jumilla)

  1. $16
Clove, mint, raw oak and black-fruit aromas are forward and scratchy. In the mouth, this is on the syrupy, rich side, while the flavor profile runs sweet, with hints of savory BBQ sauce and resin. A candied tasting finish is short and chunky in feel.  — M.S.  (2/1/2014)
87
points

Juan Gil 2008 Monastrell (Jumilla)

  1. $16
A big, dark, heavily oaked wine with caramel, resin and baked berry aromas. The palate has a thick, meaty feel, slightly abrasive tannins, and then sweet, sticky, woody black fruit flavors. Finishes with brown sugar and more wood flavor; strives for a higher level but gets bogged down with barrel influence.  — M.S.  (4/1/2011)
87
points

Juan Gil 2007 Monastrell (Jumilla)

  1. $16
Earthy, meaty and leathery, with an herbal quality to the bouquet. The palate is chunky and soupy, with stewed berry, latent sweetness, and a mild herbal aftertaste. Seems syrupy at points and then fresher and better at other times. Has its good qualities but finishes short.  — M.S.  (4/1/2011)
84
points

Juan Gil 2012 Honoro Vera Monastrell (Jumilla)

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Light, mildly stalky aromas of grassy red fruits are on the raw and simple side. This feels hard, with a smacking mouthfeel. Earthy flavors of raspberry and plum finish chewy but flat.  — M.S.  (12/1/2014)
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