Red Wine Juan Gil Etiqueta Azul 2018
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Formerly known as Juan Gil 18 Meses, Juan Gil Etiqueta Azul (Blue Label) is produced in the DO Jumilla.
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.
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.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||18|
|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|