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Juan Gil Etiqueta Plata 2018

Juan Gil Etiqueta Plata

2018
Jumilla (Spain)

A best-seller, is the best way to sum up this wine; when a wine from a region that's been undervalue...

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/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Juan Gil Etiqueta Plata 2018

Type

Wine Red Crianza

Wine region

Jumilla (Spain)

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

15.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2018

Review

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
  • Soil:Limestone
  • 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

Customer reviews

4.5/5
44 reviews
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by: Alberto Pansino (5 Jul) - Vintage 2018

Humilla!

Despite being a young wine, it has character and is quite structured.

by: Jordi Barbé (15 Jun) - Vintage 2018

De esperar

Un muy buen vino que cumple las espectativas y con una excelenet calidad-precio

by: TomA (15 Jun) - Vintage 2018

Strong, potent wine but of very good quality

This wine is not for those that are looking for a softer, smoother red wine but it is none the a very, very red from the Jumilla region. Strong, bold and excellently produced.

by: Simon (22/11/2019) - Vintage 2017

Unsung hero

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: Peter (22/08/2019) - Vintage 2017

Lovely, smooth

Great value, previously purchased 2016 vintage, this is just as good, if not better A must, Give it a go

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 ...