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Old Vines Jumilla Monastrell

8.833 ratings
8.94 pro ratings
Jumilla, Murcia, Spain
Monastrell
Top Notes For
MaJ CappS

Dusty cave, plum skins.

Light to medium body, black cherry, from skin, to fruit, to pit. Good citrus like acidity plays through the whole mouthful. Pleasant.

Dusty cave, plum skins.

Light to medium body, black cherry, from skin, to fruit, to pit. Good citrus like acidity plays through the whole mouthful. Pleasant.

Nov 28th, 2018
Liz Hale

2015 Vintage- dark fruit and vanilla- dash of baking spice and chocolate- garnet deliciousness! It's begging for some meat over open flame.

2015 Vintage- dark fruit and vanilla- dash of baking spice and chocolate- garnet deliciousness! It's begging for some meat over open flame.

Jul 15th, 2018
Ellen Clifford

Loved this so much I had to get more so it’s the equivalent of “girl who was that I need their number” in wine. It is rough in alcohol(14%) but also high in acid and fucking silky in tannins and the fruit is ripe but not jammy. So this is if you met a sassy blackberry on a hot summer day on a sunny street corner but the blackberry had a parasol so it was cool as a cucumber despite the hot circumstances. An elegant balanced blackberry sailing on a wicked oak barque.

Loved this so much I had to get more so it’s the equivalent of “girl who was that I need their number” in wine. It is rough in alcohol(14%) but also high in acid and fucking silky in tannins and the fruit is ripe but not jammy. So this is if you met a sassy blackberry on a hot summer day on a sunny street corner but the blackberry had a parasol so it was cool as a cucumber despite the hot circumstances. An elegant balanced blackberry sailing on a wicked oak barque.

1 person found it helpfulMar 20th, 2018
Ellen Clifford

Fun complex and holy hell did I order this from Garagiste and pay only 10 bucks and only ordered one bottle because I was being cautious? All things true. I’m learning to order at least two everything I order from Garagiste but still wasn’t sure how much I’d love Monastrell aka Mourvèdre from Jumilla but should have trusted.
Should I get analytical? Let’s.
To the eye: clear medium ruby red with a gently fading to watery rim. To the nose: clean, medium intensity red berries (raspberries, gooosberries and red plums, youthful), to the tongue: dry, medium acid, plush medium friendly tannins, blue plum, blackberry, raspberry, black raspberry then baking spice and the black n blue n dark brown-ness of potting soil. Which always has speckles of white too come to think of it which is to say this wine, basic in price, is complex in taste and texture. Straight up funky greens and stuff but they are underneath all the friendly fruit. A monastrell aka Mourvèdre for the fruit lover who wants something more. The finish is all of this mellowing and adding some spice. Lovely. Why the hell did I only order one bottle ugh me. So interesting so good.

Fun complex and holy hell did I order this from Garagiste and pay only 10 bucks and only ordered one bottle because I was being cautious? All things true. I’m learning to order at least two everything I order from Garagiste but still wasn’t sure how much I’d love Monastrell aka Mourvèdre from Jumilla but should have trusted.
Should I get analytical? Let’s.
To the eye: clear medium ruby red with a gently fading to watery rim. To the nose: clean, medium intensity red berries (raspberries, gooosberries and red plums, youthful), to the tongue: dry, medium acid, plush medium friendly tannins, blue plum, blackberry, raspberry, black raspberry then baking spice and the black n blue n dark brown-ness of potting soil. Which always has speckles of white too come to think of it which is to say this wine, basic in price, is complex in taste and texture. Straight up funky greens and stuff but they are underneath all the friendly fruit. A monastrell aka Mourvèdre for the fruit lover who wants something more. The finish is all of this mellowing and adding some spice. Lovely. Why the hell did I only order one bottle ugh me. So interesting so good.

1 person found it helpfulDec 13th, 2017
Tom Casagrande

Bandol with training wheels. Varietally true Mourvèdre: pungent tree bark, dark blackberry skins, minerally dry gravel. Rich and soft. Good straightforward fruit. Not super complex in the mouth, but balanced and flavorful. Seems like there is some barely discernible residual sugar, which is my only quibble at 10 bucks.

UPDATE: On night 3, this was really nice! Gained complexity, some nice acidity came out, and the sweetness receded.

Bandol with training wheels. Varietally true Mourvèdre: pungent tree bark, dark blackberry skins, minerally dry gravel. Rich and soft. Good straightforward fruit. Not super complex in the mouth, but balanced and flavorful. Seems like there is some barely discernible residual sugar, which is my only quibble at 10 bucks.

UPDATE: On night 3, this was really nice! Gained complexity, some nice acidity came out, and the sweetness receded.

Jun 3rd, 2017
Joel Brooks

Drank with salad and pizza. Not a great combo. I don't care for it. Wife likes it. Maybe if we had beef for dinner instead?

Update: let the wine aerate in a carafe for 10 minutes before drinking again. What a difference. Changed my rating from 8.0 to 8.7. Will give this a second chance.

Drank with salad and pizza. Not a great combo. I don't care for it. Wife likes it. Maybe if we had beef for dinner instead?

Update: let the wine aerate in a carafe for 10 minutes before drinking again. What a difference. Changed my rating from 8.0 to 8.7. Will give this a second chance.

Jan 4th, 2021
Allison Harrison

Easy, juicy, versatile, not acidic, yum.

Easy, juicy, versatile, not acidic, yum.

Mar 11th, 2020
Charles Mires

Excellent. Huge value

Excellent. Huge value

Aug 5th, 2019
Matthew Lash

Gamey and medium bodied, $12-14 would be worth buying again

Gamey and medium bodied, $12-14 would be worth buying again

May 20th, 2019
Charles Mires

Excellent and outstanding value.

Excellent and outstanding value.

Jan 15th, 2019