This is a big wine for sure. I suspect it will be a love it or hate it kind of wine. Inky purple in color. The nose has dusty dark cherries, plums and chocolate and spice. On the palate this is jammy with a lot of fruit. Dark cherries and black raspberries. Some spice showing. It is really all about sweet fruit right now. Delicious and enjoyable. Not the best food pairing but great on its own. Having had past vintages, I think it will settle down but if you don't like it young, you won't like it older. If you do, its got a decade left.
The Jumilla DO has turned potential disaster into triumph. In 1989 – long after most Spanish wine growers had encountered phylloxera, lost nearly everything, and replanted – the insect finally arrived in Jumilla, with predictable results. As phylloxera spread, grapevines succumbed, and Jumilla's growers had to make some hard choices.