Producer: Luzon Style: Red Wine Grape Type: other red varietal Origin:Spain Region:Jumilla
90 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2007
($17; 50% monastrell and 25% each of cabernet sauvignon and tempranillo) Dark red. Suave, oak-spiced cherry and cassis on the nose, with a gentle vanilla undertone. Sweet dark fruit flavors are round and supple, with soft tannins building on the back. Picks up a spicy quality on the long, juicy finish. The fruit and oak work very well together.
89 Points | Wine Spectator
89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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3.9 out of 5 stars
I love this wine!
I first tasted this wine in a tasting at a wine store, from the first sip it became my favorite. It has a lovely rich flavor and almost no tannic bite. I've since sampled other Monastrell-based wines and none has come close.
great wine, great value
Full, rich, fruit forward. Love this wine for weekdays or even weekend drinking
Altos de Luzon continues to be a great buy
I found this in a nearby discount wine store, for just $11.99. This is an excellent buy for that price. I've had a number of $18.99 wines that have similar characteristics.
Despite being a 2005 vintage, it still tastes rather young. Stephen Tanzer's writeup seems to be spot-on. Let it breathe, nice and long. It gets better with a good airing.
I think this vintage is a little less grapey than the 2004. A nice tinge of spice. It finishes well--a gentle aftertaste that fades away in fairly short order. I wish there was some information about how long one can keep it stored, as I'd like to try holding onto a few bottles for a couple of years to see how it endures.
A fine Spanish wine that surprises, especially for the price. I'd say it's a great idea to keep a few bottles on hand for those evenings when the wine needs to flow a little more than usual. ;-)
Smooth, a little smokey with nice balance. Medium finish and overall nice experience.
Better than expected
I bought two bottles of this wine perhaps four months ago. At Christmas, my wife said to me, "We need a present for our guests." I gave them a bottle of this wine. Last night we opened the second bottle. Wow! What a great wine. I hope there is plenty more when I get back to the store.
Spain has more acres under vine than any other country and ranks third in production behind Italy and France. Much of this output continues to be hot-country jug wine made to satisfy the everyday thirsts of the domestic and greater European markets Read More »
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