Bodegas Luzon “Luzon” Jumilla 2008

I have heard good things about the 2007 vintage of this wine.  It was named Wine Enthusiast’s #1 Top Value Wine of 2008 and many rave reviews have been written about it.  I was wandering around Whole Foods today (I could spend hours exploring my favorite grocery store and often do) and the 2008 vintage caught my eye so I grabbed a bottle. 

About the Wine- From the Winery

The Luzon Jumilla 2008 is 70% Monastrell and 30% Syrah with 14.5% alcohol.  The wine comes from the Jumilla appellation in Spain and retails for around $8.  For more information see

Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine

The wine pours an intense purple.  It has a sweet and spicy nose of ripe blackberries and pepper with floral undertones.  I immediately think this wine is going to make a statement…indeed it does.  It is a powerful, spicy wine with big fruit tastes of blackberry and blueberry surrounded by silky tannins.  It explodes with a long peppery finish and a hint of licorice as it lingers.   This is a nice, flavor-packed wine and is definitely worth buying, especially for $8. 

 My Wine Rating- B

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