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Juan Gil Etiqueta Plata 2019

Juan Gil Etiqueta Plata

2019
The top selling Monastrell
ORGANIC
93
PEÑÍN

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Spec sheet

TypeRed Wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti15.0%
Production312,000 bottles

The wine

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.

What does this wine taste like?

Light
Bold
Smooth
Tannic
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic
View
Picota cherry red / Intense
Bouquet
Powerful / Ripe fruit
Mouth
Balanced / Spicy notes / Long finish

Drinking and storing

Serve between 14ºC and 16ºC

Food pairing

quesos-curados
Cured cheeses
carnes-rojas
Red meat
aves-y-carnes-blancas
Poultry and white meats

Meat rice dishes, Game dishes, Cured cheeses, Mushrooms

Ratings and awards

201993 PN
201893 PK93 PN
201792 PK94 PN90 SK
201691 PK93 PN
201591+ PK93 PN
201493 PN
PK: ParkerPN: PeñínSK: Suckling

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

I also tasted the following vintage, the 2018 Juan Gil (silver label), from a cooler and rainier, more continental vintage than the 2017 I tasted next to it. The origin is the same, Monastrell from their own old, non-irrigated vines fermented in stainless steel and matured in French oak barrels for around 12 months. This is the first vintage that is certified organic. There were some challenges, but they resulted in a fresh and balanced wine with integrated oak and a juicy and round palate. They have introduced optical sorting of the grapes, and perhaps that's why there is more precision and purity. They cannot do manual sorting at this price point, but optical sorting seems like a good alternative. 2018 is a more difficult vintage than the 2017, yet this wine is better, juicier and seems to absorb the oak better, with just a smoky touch that reminded me somehow of a Northern Rhône. Really impressive. 312,000 bottles. It was bottled in June 2020.

— Luis Gutiérrez (10/09/2020)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2018 - 93 PARKER

Customer reviews

4.4/5
117 reviews
Vintage:

Wine making

Vinification materialStainless steel
Ageing period12 months
Barrel ageNew
Type of woodFrench oak

Vineyards

Vine age50 years
SoilLimestone / Stony
ClimateContinental with mediterranean influence
YieldsLow yields
Surface area350 hectares

The winery

Bodegas Juan Gil

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...

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