Another nice Costco find, the Juan Gil Monastrell Silver Label from Jumilla.
We selected the Monastrell grapes for this wine from old parcels with low yields planted on limestone soils with rocks on the surface, obtaining a deep red colour wine with abundant ripe fruit aromas, and a long spicy well-balanced finish including toasted notes provided by the French wood.
The 2017 Juan Gil Monastrell Silver Label begins with a pleasing aroma full of dark ripe fruit with nice touches of spice and a little smoke.
My first impression upon popping and pouring was that this was rather unremarkable but after a couple hours it really develops quite nicely. (In other words, give it some time to breathe before tasting.)
It's smooth and silky in the mouth and features firm tannins, juicy dark fruit, lots of cola and licorice notes and continuing touches of spice.
It ends dry, quite long and savory. This is a pretty solid example of Monastrell that is quite tasty once it opens up.