EGOBODEGAS | Goru | 38 Barrels | 2016
monastrell | syrah | petit verdot


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The wine we are are going to review today is a wine blend from the Spain’s little known Jumilla region – Goru 38 Barrels 2016 by Egobodegas. Created in 1996, Jumilla is one of the rising stars of Spain’s Mediterranean Coast, with delightfully crafted wines that are revealing their true potential since the early 1990’s. The result is a new generation of elegant wines in which the Monastrell grape variety is showing remarkable results in the hands of skilled winemakers. This wine we are reviewing today is not an exception – a blend of monastrell, syrah and petit verdot, aged for 12 months in french and american oak barrels, where Monastrell is the star of the show. Known also as Mourvèdre or Mataro, Monastrell has adapted so well to Jumilla’s natural conditions that this small region is now considered as the second home of this variety, although its origins are most probably in the Levante area, where most of Monastrell plantings are concentrated these days. But enough with all that theory – that said, without further ado, let’s take a look at the wine tasting results.
Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:

colour: deep ruby
clarity: hazy indigo shads


intensity: powerful & clean
fruit profile: red fruits | black fruits | blue fruits
__red fruits: sour cherry
__black fruits: black plum | black cherry | blackcurrant | black mulberry | blackberry
__blue fruits: blue plum | blueberry
fruit character: ripe & overripe

non fruit: spice & oak
__spice: black pepper | cloves
__oak: roasted oakwood | liquorice | sweet tobacco | hints of cinnamon
__wood: new / medium roasted


sweetness: dry
acidity: high
alcohol: high
tannin: high
__grip: ripe
balance: good
__dominant: acidity
body: round & full

fruit profile: blue fruits & black fruits
fruit character: ripe & overripe
non fruit: spice & oak
finish: med(+)
aftertaste: seedy-crisp

EGOBODEGAS | Goru | 38 Barrels | 2016

variety: monastrell | syrah | petit verdot
country: Spain
region: Jumilla
rating: 92.3

maturity: on the rise | developing
verdict: great | a must try
96x96This is definitely a great wine of Spain and, with a total of 92.3 points scored, this wine is right there, among the best wines we’ve rated so far. Check our complete database on the wine rating page, where you can find all the wines that we have tasted and reviewed or go to the about us page and find out more about our exquisite rating system.

Verdict: this is definitely one of the finest wine blends that we have tasted lately – round, ripe and firm, with a nuanced fruity-oaky profile, grippy tannins and overwhelming acidity due to its youthulness. The wine tastes quite muscular, slightly tart and very appealing, with a full body, well integrated alcohol and very ripe tannins, which leads to a pleasantly seedy finale. All in all, this is a nicely balanced and well structured wine, with a delightful harmony between primary fruit and those amazing oak-infused flavours in the background – a wine with a promising future – one that definitely needs time to round up and smoothen its corners, therefore drink it now or in the next 3 or 4 years. If you decide to store it for longer, just make sure not to overdo it, as once the wine starts its decline (to lose fruit and flavour at such a rate that acidity and tannins start to dominate the plate, making the wine taste sharp and aggressive), there will be no way back. Enjoy!
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