Juan Gil 2018 Silver Label Monastrell

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The 2018 Juan Gil Silver Label Monastrell is a densely colored wine with an impressive, impactful nose. Spice, cedar, toast, and chocolate are layered with blackberry and plum. The palate has juicy ripe plum and a textural earthy chocolate sensation, with firm tannins building to the finish. This is a complex wine with great balance, concentration, and length.

Varietal Composition: 100% Monastrell
Appellation: Jumilla DO
Farming Practices: Certified Organic
Aging: 12 months in French oak

93 Points - Wine Advocate
"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." -LG, 9/10/20

92 Points - Vinous
"Inky ruby. Fresh black and blue fruit aromas are sharpened by a smoky mineral nuance and a flourish of pungent flowers. Sappy and seamless in texture, offering juicy, spice-laced cherry and boysenberry flavors supported by a smoky mineral undertone. Finishes silky, precise and very long, with lingering florality and well-knit tannins." -JR, Mar/2021


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