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.
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 www.bodegasluzon.com
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