Jumilla-Calatayud-Monstant-Almansa-Castilla y Leon-Rueda-Rias Baixas, Spain

Gil Family Estates has a wide portfolio of Spanish wines with different characteristics and backgrounds. All of them with a common denominator: produced with different indigenous grape varietals, a refined image, and an unbeatable relation between its quality and its price.

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Blau - Vegan

SKU 554667
Country Spain
Region Montsant
Type Red
Varietal Blend - Carinena, Syrah, Grenache
Listing Speculative
Case Config. 12x750ml
Available In BC AB

Colour

Deep, inky purple.

Aroma

A big mouthful of fruit along with notes of mineral, lavender, blueberry and plum. Forward, tasty, and well-balanced.

Flavour

Offers a big mouthful of fruit along with notes of mineral, lavender, blueberry and plum.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with grilled meats, hearty stews, or traditional Spanish paella.

More Info

Garnacha is strategically plated in slate soils, Carinena in clay and Syrah in limestone. All of the vines are old, about 40 years on average. The wine spends 4 months in French oak barrels before release.

90 pts

Guía Peñin 2020

2018 -

90 pts

Antonio Galloni's Vinous, Apr/2019

2017 -

"Brilliant violet color. High-pitched black raspberry, floral and baking spice aromas, with a subtle smoky quality. Lively and focused on the palate, offering appealingly sweet red/dark berry flavors that pick up a touch of cola with air. Closes gently sweet and long, with even tannins and nervy mineral cut. (fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged for four months in new and used French oak barrels)"

89 pts

James Suckling, Aug/2018

2017 -

"A big and ripe red with earthy, dry tannins and crisp acidity. Full, dry finish that’s not subtle, but not aggressive either. Drink now or hold."

90 pts

James Suckling, Aug/2018

2016 -

"A youthful red with stacks of supple tannins that needs a bit more time for the fruit aromas to fully unfurl. Neither too dry nor with any trace of overripeness to upset the balance. Nice freshness on the clean finish. Better from 2019 and should be good through at least 2024."

90 pts

Antonio Galloni's Vinous, Apr/2019

2016 -

"Lurid violet color. Bright and energetic on the nose, displaying ripe red/blue fruit and floral scents and a hint of peppery spices. Juicy and seamless in texture, offering sweet raspberry and boysenberry flavors and a touch of earth licorice. Finishes smooth and supple with repeating blue fruit character and just a hint of fine-grained tannins on the clinging finish."

90 pts

Antonio Galloni's Vinous, Jan/2017

2015 -

"(aged for four months in new and used French oak barrels) Opaque ruby. Dark berry preserve, licorice and floral scents are enlivened by a peppery element and a hint of dusty minerals. Sweet, smoke-tinged boysenberry, cherry compote and violet pastille flavors show an appealing blend of depth and energy. Supple tannins shape the long, smooth finish, which leaves a smoky blue fruit note behind."

90 pts

Antonio Galloni's Vinous, Jan/2016

2014 -

"Bright purple. Spice-accented black and blue fruit aromas are complemented by violets and woodsmoke. Round and seamless on the palate, offering juicy blackberry and cassis flavors that are lifted and firmed by zesty acidity. The finish is framed by gentle, harmonious tannins, with very good breadth, thrust and persistence."

 

Wine Spectator, Oct/2016

2014 -

"Boysenberry and cranberry flavors mingle with chocolate and toast notes in this sleek red. Features lively, sweet-tart acidity and light, smooth tannins. Drink now through 2020. 11,000 cases made."