Red Wine Juan Gil Etiqueta Azul 2018

Crianza red wine from Jumilla. Old-vines Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon & Syrah aged for 18 months in French and American oak barrels.
Crianza. 18 Months in French and American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Jumilla
Grapes Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Monastrell, Syrah,
Wineries: Juan Gil
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Product Description

Formerly known as Juan Gil 18 Meses, Juan Gil Etiqueta Azul (Blue Label) is produced in the DO Jumilla.

Made principally from old-vines Monastrell (60%) coming from vineyards grown at altitudes between 700 and 800 metres, this Spanish red wine is complemented with 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah.

This Jumilla red wine is produced from estate-owned vineyards composed of different kinds of soils. Separately harvested and vinified depending on its plot of origin, the grapes completed alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks.

Malolactic fermentation of this certified vegan wine took plance in new French and American oak barrels. Once completed, this Crianza red wine produced by Juan Gil was aged for 18 months.

Be sure to aerate Juan Gil Etiqueta Azul 2018 30 minutes before drinking.

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The red wine Juan Gil Etiqueta Azul has an intense, high cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.


The bold Etiqueta azul from Juan Gil, aka Juan Gil 18 Meses, displays complex notes of toast and spices that slowly evolve into notes of black and red fruit with some creamy nuances. On the background, this vegan wine conveys some hints of coffee, Havanna cigars, and remembrances of Mediterranean garrigue.


Savoury and deep, this Crianza red wine from Juan Gil has a palate-coating texture and a smooth body. Well-structured and fresh, with an excellent acidity that enlivens the wine. Garrigue, dry earth, wild berries, cocoa, blue flowers and some balsamic and spicy nuances. Ripe tannins and long, complex finish.

Our personal opinion

Suggestive, rich and age-worthy Juan Gil Etiqueta Azul 2018 is the perfect companion of hearty dishes.


Juan Gil Etiqueta Azul 2017:

Enterwine 95. Peñín 95.

Juan Gil Etiqueta Azul 2016:

Enterwine 95. Peñín 95. Parker 91+. James Suckling 90.

Juan Gil Etiqueta Azul 2015:

Enterwine 95. Peñín 94. Parker 92.

Juan GIl Etiqueta Azul 2014:

Peñín 93. Guía de Vinos ABC 92. Enterwine 95.

Juan Gil 18 Meses 2013:

Parker 90. Peñín 93. Josh Reynolds (Vinous) 92/95. Wine Spectator Magazine 92.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Jumilla
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Enterwine's Score 95
Media rating 95
Percentage of variety Monastrell 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Syrah 10%.
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Civet, Cod, Cooked foods, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Stuffed Chicken, Vegetables, Vegetables, Vegitables sauces
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
2 Reviews
juan gil
Less and less oaky over the last years. Big body, but ripped fat-free. Quite a wine, you know.
Review by (Posted on 5 July 2018)
A personal favorite
Big wine, deep and concentrated. It is already very good, but in my view it still needs a couple of years to get rid of the baby fat completely. Top winery.
Review by (Posted on 27 August 2017)
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