What does this wine taste like?
|Picota cherry red / Intense|
|Powerful / Clean / Complex / Fruit aromas / Ripe fruit / New wood|
|Structured / Vivacious / Flavoursome / With body / Balanced / Pleasant / Persistent|
Drinking and storing
Rice dishes, Casseroles, Vegetables, Mushrooms, Stews, Cooked sausages, Pigs feet, Roasts, Semi-cured cheeses, Any type of meat
Ratings and awards
Excellent young, fruity, wine and very good value.
I first ordered this wine when it was known as 'Monastrell, Monastrell', then it became '4 Meses' (there is a more mature version, but I like young, fruity wines) and now it is 'Yellow Label' - I have loved them all and expect to go on buying it (if Brexit allows!). It is also very good value, although the falling pound/euro exchange rate has increased the stirling price.by: Jonipoo (23/12/2019) - Vintage 2018
I discovered this wine 6 years ago in Iberico the fabulous restaurant in Great Portland Street, London. We were astonished by the quality of the wine at a seriously bargain price.In the intervening years only the label on the bottle has changed but the wine continues to be delightful.by: Vinissimus Customer (06/09/2018) - Vintage 2017
Pleasant, strong ruby red from near Hellin
Pleasant, strong ruby red from near Hellin. The 2013 was excellent and the 2015 poor in terms of acidity. The 2017 is too young to judge but looks hopeful. A good year offers strong and fruity red, a very robust wine and delicious with meat and cheese when eating.by: Helen Wright (01/03/2017) - Vintage 2015
I first sampled the wine in Spain & loved it. I was concerned I wouldn't be able to get it in UK but was delighted to find vinissimus! The price is reasonable for good quality wine & delivery reliable.by: Vinissimus Customer (28/03/2018) - Vintage 2016
Robust, red berries, ruby and reliable
Apart from the 2015 vintage, this wine has perfomed reliably well since 2012. Always robust and full of deep red experiences. Let it air properly at room temperature and it will amaze.
|Ageing period||4 months|
|Type of wood||French and american oak|
|Climate||Continental with mediterranean influence|
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...