Had a Glass: 2008 Bodegas Luzon Jumilla Alaja

Where: Judas Goat
Price: $8/glass; $40/bottle
Consumer cost markup: 122% (glass/bottle)
Wine List value: Not that bad a markup, but this wine isn’t that great.

Vintage: 2008
Producer: Bodegas Luzón
Variety: Monastrell (Mouvèdre), Cabernet Sauvignon
Designation: Alaja
Region: Spain
Sub-region: Jumilla
Price: $18 (EW)

He says: Overly sweet and way too much oak. Wish they used regular wine glasses at Judas Goat as it’s impossible to get an accurate read on the colour, or swirl a wine with a closed nose, like this one.

She says: Ripe baked black oaky fruit bomb!  The red’s did not do it for us tonight.

Tasting note

Looks like: Couldn’t tell – served in a regular glass, hard to hold at angle
Smells like: Clean, developing, med- intensity, dried raisins, black fruit
Tastes like: Dry, med acidity, med body, med+ intensity, ripe black fruit, blueberries, cassis, green & stalky, sweet vanilla, med tannin, med+ length, med+ alcohol
Summary: Acceptable, Ready to Drink/Drink now

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Wine Ratings

★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

★★☆☆☆ - Average quality or poor value. Between 84-88 points. Some expensive wines are downgraded for bad value.

★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

★★★☆☆ - Outstanding, best examples in the world. Between 96 and 100 points. A perfect wine.