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Bodegas Luzon Altos de Luzon 2011

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Jumilla
Aragon
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Regional Varietals:
Grenache
Monastrell
Mourvedre
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Bodegas Juan Gil

Bodegas Luzon Altos de Luzon 2011 750ML      
Sku: 30430

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The estate was founded by the Gil family in 1916. For almost a century now they have strived to create wines that not only reflect the terroir of Jumilla but have an intense expression of the fruit and represent a good value in the market. They have achieved this goal through meticulous vineyard management and by adopting the latest technologies of winemaking available. The winery is located west of the town of Jumilla.

The grapes are sourced from the family-owned estate of 216 acres. The estate is surrounded by small mountains, 60 miles from the Mediterranean Sea. The vineyards are at the altitude of 1,500-2,100 ft. The soils are a combination of sand and chalk covered with chalky gravel and stones. Jumilla has a continental climate due to the high altitude of the region, despite the proximity of the Mediterranean Sea; there are large fluctuations in temperature from day to night during the growing season and cold winters. Rainfall is scant.

Tasting notes
Sourced from two unique vineyards, this full-bodiedblend of Monastrell, Cabernet and Tempranillo has tremendous saturation of color, round rich flavors of ripe plums, blackberries and cassis with balanced notes of warm spices. The integrated tannins and long, well developed finish are the culmination of gifted winemaking and 12 months of careful aging in French and American barrels.

Rating
"Inky purple. Sexy, spice-accented dark berry preserve and incense aromas show very good energy and hints of violet and dark chocolate. Sappy, incisive blackberry and bitter cherry flavors coat the palate, picking up a smoky nuance with air. At once rich and lively, finishing with strong thrust and supple tannins. An outstanding value, from a seriously grand vintage across Spain." Stephen Tanzer, 91 Points

Technical notes
Alcohol: 14.5%

Country: Spain
Region: Jumilla
Grape Varietal: Tempranillo
Type: Still wine
 
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Name: Arthur from RIDGEWOOD, NJ
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Good red
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Name: John from Covington, GA
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Well worth twice the price we paid. Big, well balanced with considerable flavor. Regretted the last glass was the last glass.
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Name: Melissa from Hampton Bays, NY
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It's the only wine I enjoy.