Wednesday, June 24, 2009

BODEGAS Y VINDEDOS DE MURCIA JUMILLA SIERRA CARCHE - 2005

Made in French and American oak. 50% Monastrell, 25% Malbec, and 25% Petit Verdot.

TASTING NOTES:

Dark purple-red color. Goji berries and sour cherries on the nose. Lots of cherry, oak, black pepper, intense blueberry-grape jam, pencil shavings, chocolate covered raisins, blackberry, black currant. Sweet tannins at the core. Black cherry candy on the finish. A wine with great finesse and power.

SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:

93 PTS
Complexity abounds. There is a lot going on here and all quite harmoniously. Really a pleasant surprise. This wine rocks and delivers on balance, structure, flavors and aromas. The alcohol is also in check. For $30 this wine delivers the goods. Highly recommended.

5 Comments:

  • Hi,

    There is a big controversy going on right now whether there were several batches released of this wine with perhaps 2 of the batches being sub-standard. If you still have the bottle could you give the lot and bottle number from the label?

    Here are some links on the issues:

    http://www.wineberserkers.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7441

    http://dat.erobertparker.com/bboard/showthread.php?t=206266

    Thanks, Chris

    By Blogger Chris, at Wednesday, July 22, 2009 3:21:00 PM  

  • Hey Chris,

    I unfortunately don't have the bottle number. Wish I did. I can only say that the bottle I drank was very good. Clearly had no issues.

    -Winecentric

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thursday, July 23, 2009 3:14:00 PM  

  • Thanks. Apparently the good bottles were quite good but not as good as TWA's 96 would suggest. I think the Cellartracker average is about 91.

    That 91 does not include the large numbers of "flawed" ratings for which no number was attached.

    Thanks again for getting back to me so quickly and I'll let them know on Wineberserkers. Stop by if you'd like!

    By Blogger Chris, at Thursday, July 23, 2009 3:24:00 PM  

  • I look forward to reading more on the topic in the future. Keep up the good work! This blog is going to be great resource. Love reading it.

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