This in the new vintage of Juan Gil Etiqueta Plata (Silver Label), also known as Juan Gil 12 Meses. One of Spain's absolute best values.
Made from over 50-year-old vines located in the highest area of the region, the grapes were harvested by hand, destemmed and macerated for 25 days in stainless steel tanks.
The wine Juan Gil Etiqueta Plata has a bright cherry-coloured robe with a violet rim.
This expressive Crianza red wine from Jumilla smells of juicy and jammy red fruit, nuanced by some creamy and spicy remembrances, the result of 12 months in oak. On the background, there is a dash of liquorice, and hints of violets and Mediterranean garrigue.
Nicely crafted, this Monastrell by Juan Gil is utterly Mediterranean and fresh. Wild berries, some earthy notions, tree bark, exotic spices, menthol, and some vegetal remembrances. This wine has a very good acidity, savoury tannins and a long finish.
|Our personal opinion||
A wine of remarkable consistency, Juan Gil Etiqueta Plata 2017, aka Juan Gil 12 meses, is an affordable delight.
Juan Gil Etiqueta Plata 2016:
Enterwine 92. Parker 91. Peñín 92.
Juan Gil Etiqueta Plata 2015:
Enterwine 92. Parker 91+. Peñín 93.
Juan Gil 12 Meses 2014:
Enterwine 92. Peñín 93.
Juan Gil 12 Meses 2013:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||10 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||bluefish, Bull meat, Cooked foods, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Risotto, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Sheep´s cheese, Steak Tartare, Stews, Stuffed Chicken, Vegetables, Vegetables|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|
This you could enjoy with or without food, alone or with your friends. Consistent quality vintage after vintage.