I am a fan of the wines of this bodega, and even though the Luzon prices have moved up a couple of dollars a bottle, they are still tremendous bargains. I have previously given enthusiastic reports of Luzon Verde, an organically grown Monastrell. This black label Luzon is apparently not organic, and it's a blend of Monastrell and Syrah.
Deep violet color./ I also get a strong whiff of violets on the nose. That's the Monastrell (Mourvedre) speaking. There are also aromas of black licorice, herbs and spices. Very spicy in fact and almost a green element that is not so much to my liking. This is a big, rustic wine with some of the traits of a Vacqueyras from the Southern Rhone. Blackberries, black licorice, herbs and spices. Lacks the delicacy and subtlety of the Verde, but still very good and an excellent value at $8.99.