Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays some subtle dark berries. This wine lives in the finish. It shows some firm tannins along with some lovely spiciness and the same dark berries. There’s a bit of acidity to boot. This is not a subtle wine but not a bruiser either. I would give it an 88-89.
From the LCBO web site:
LUZÓN SELECCIÓN 12 MESES CRIANZA 2008 VINTAGES 310219 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 15.95
Made in: Jumilla, Spain By: Bodegas Luzon S.L.
Release Date: Jan 19, 2013
14.0% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content: 6 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry
Situated inland in southeastern Spain, Jumilla is a continental semi-desert known for big blockbuster red wines.
[50% Monastrell, 20% Tempranillo, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon,10% Merlot.] This supple red delivers black cherry, smoke, mineral and licorice flavors that build on the palate through the smoky, meaty finish. The tannins are light but firm in this fresh, lively wine. Drink now through 2016. Special Designation: Smart Buys. Score – 90. (Thomas Matthews, winespectator.com, April 30, 2012)