Good Morning Gentle Readers,
Just to be fair, I gave the 2006 Panarroz Jumilla another shot. Okay, I gave it another shot because the fair Mrs TWC brought me another bottle not realizing that I had recently panned it.
Second bottle? No Help.
It might work if it was chilled on a warm summer evening out of doors with friends. Maybe. I keep trying to get past my prejudice against that cloying taste that some call cherries. That and the medicinal nose capped off with the aroma of an overheated electric drill motor. Not working.
Although the wine has a little bit of a fizzy sort of feel on the tongue that is appealing, it just doesn't work for me.
This is what TWC said in December:
TWC picked up a bottle of 2006 Panarroz Jumilla for one reason. Wine Advocate popped for a 90 and the sign said so. Here's what Robert Parker had to say.....
An amazing bargain from Spain, this blend of mourvdre, grenache, and syrah bursts with plum, blackberry, and licorice. There is a bit of pepper as well, and the wine is silky, soft, and opulent.
Wrong, wrong, wrong. It is not a great bargain, although it is from Spain.
Just to be fair, I let it sit for 24 hours. No help.
Now, there is a possibility that TWC got a corked bottle or some other story, but that is not likely. Reality says that this wine is boring, bland, and exhibits little of the plum, blackberry, or licorice in the aforementioned WA review. It is an odd and relatively unpleasant wine. Parker can have my share.
Maybe I just don't like the wine. Fair enough. But it ain't a 90 and I ain't buying it again.
Nothing much has changed except that I might retract the bland part. The wine isn't really bland. You feel as though it ought to be better than it is. Maybe that's what fooled Parker.
Update: After this wine, this one seems hot. Funny how that works out.
The wine is six to ten bucks anywhere.