Bodegas Juan Gil Comoloco, Jumilla, Spain, 2012 Monastrell (Mourvèdre), $5.99-$11.99, 87 points, appeared as an opaque maroon with an obligatory clear wine ring with a fair amount of draping on the glass bowl.
Blueberries, roses, and red cherry on the nose were okay if not transcendent.
Medium, toward medium-plus bodied with firm to almost gripping tannin, good acidity, and flavors reflective of the nose with eucalyptus and mint trailing deep into the finish, and overwhelming the spice notes, but a warm 14% alcohol complimented these well.
As you might guess, pairing this wine will take something big, spicy, and meaty; try a rich stew or a meaty chili.
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