£12.66/ 0.75 L btl
Juan Gil Etiqueta Plata 2018
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A best-seller, is the best way to sum up this wine; when a wine from a region that's been undervalued for many years wins over so many consumers, you have to pay it some serious attention.
Juan Gil Silver Label is intense in appearance, intense on the nose, and yet again on the palate, but also seductive and elegant in the three phases. Violets, liquorice, fine toasty notes, balsamic hints, spicy touches, but above all else, fruit, tons of juicy ripe fruit, almost as though it were wild blackberry jam. A subtle trace of tobacco leaf and a delicate dash of coffee can be discerned in the background, however nothing overshadows the fruit, there first and foremost. The tannins are firm and somewhat dryish, yet they blend in perfectly overall. Just the right amount of acidity leads to a well-rounded finish, dominated by the Monastrell grape's sweetness and the oak's toasty nuances.
Game dishes / Mushrooms / Cured cheeses / Meat rice dishes
- Vine age:50 years
- Climate:Continental with mediterranean influence
- Yields:Low yields
- Ageing period:12 months
- Barrel age:New
- Type of wood:French oak
- ViewPicota cherry red / Intense
- Bouquet:Ripe fruit / Powerful
- Mouth:Balanced / Spicy notes / Long finish
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 14ºC and 16ºC
Needs a bit more time, but great wine
Needs a bit more time, but great wine. I was impressed for the price.by: Lennart Axelsson (3 Feb)
Quick delivery ! And a good wine from Juan Gil. Like Monastrell a lot and will buy more of this wine.by: André H. Hofman (11/12/2020)
A change of character!
We've been drinking this wine since 2008, as my wife loves it, and the overall taste didn't change a lot; easy going, smooth and a bit on the sweet side; just too much for me! it was never a problem to start drinking it right after a bottle was opened. So we did the same with the 2018, but were punished for that. It's far less sweet, more robust because of tannins, and we were left with some bitterness on the palet. We decided to decant the wine and left it for an hour or so. After that time we were rewarded with a smooth taste, body and were left with a very nice taste on the palet!by: Jose Ruiz (07/12/2020)
This is one of my favourite wines from Spain. Really good body, colour, taste, etc.by: Mike Dawson (06/12/2020)
I really wanted to like this wine
I really wanted to like this wine. My first from Jumilla. But it didn't quite do it. Colour was promising, a deep red, releasing aromas of dark fruit. The first sip was confusing. The fruit wasn't to the fore like I expected. There was blackberry and a strong pepper taste but now what I'd calling refreshing or enjoyable. The aftertaste was the problem. This gets 4 stars on vivino but I'm not sure why. It's not for me.
Bodegas Juan Gil
The origins of Bodegas Juan Gil date back to 1916, when Juan Gil Jiménez built the winery. Today it's the fourth generation at the helm, combining traditional expertise with more contemporary equipment and knowledge. The present-day winery, which began operating in 2002, lies on very poor soils at an altitude of about 800 metres. The climate is extreme, with strong contrasts between day and night temperatures and rain practically non-existent. The stony sand and limestone ...