Thursday, March 16, 2006

2003 Finca Luzon Jumilla (Spain)

Nice value, but not a star. Dark, crystalline ruby color. Fresh, intersting high-toned nose of crushed stones, plums, English Leather cologne, and peanuts. Soft-textured in the mouth, yet with an austere flavor profile, tending toward minerally rather than fruity flavors. Some tannin yet to be resolved in the finish. An idiosyncratic, yet fairly well made wine. 84. Was $8.77 at Spec's on Smith.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm tasting this wine as I write. I agree that it is a good value. Reading your notes, I am not sure we are drinking the same wine. The glass in my hand has great ripe fruit, well-balanced with pleasing acidity. The tannins are very mellow and subtle. Minerals are minimal in this bottle. I would not have given this wine a 93, like the Spectator. But this is a solid, affordable and food-friendly wine. To me, 88-89.