£14.05/ 0.75 L btl
Wine Juan Gil Etiqueta Plata 2019
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
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: Mike Dawson (06/12/2020) - Vintage 2018
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.by: Tony hartshorn (19/06/2017) - Vintage 2014
Great Friday night wine
This is a great quality jammy wine. Best drunk on Fridays to celebrate the weekend. Can be drunk straight from the bottle, but opening earlier enhances the smoothness. Good price for the quality. Jumilla wine is very underrated in the UK. Try it you will love it. If you think this is good the 18 month is even better, but you pay a premium for it.by: Simon (22/11/2019) - Vintage 2017
Fond memories of sitting by the Mar Menor, outside my favourite bar, with a glass of this and a plate of arroz de conejo. Funnily enough, the bar & bodega owner is named Juan too, and this is his personal favourite from the area as well. Smooth and full of flavour, and consistent year after year. Lovely.by: Ken Wildey (03/01/2018) - Vintage 2015
Full bodied but not too 'jammy' ...
This was our follow-on from the 2014 vintage and we are very fond of the Juan Gil reds (at ALL levels...). The 2015 is nicely balanced with some quite soft tannins and still good acidity in a very 'big' red wine. Not for the faint-hearted!
Wine from 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 ...