Bodegas Juan Gil "Silver Label" Jumilla Monastrell 2016

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Country/State: Spain
Varietal: Monastrell
Sub-Region: Jumilla
Region: Murcia
Color: Red
90+ Our Score (3/2019) The "Silver Label" from the Juan Gil Family's home estate in Jumilla has been a Vin Chicago staff and customer favorite for well over a decade. With enough power and seriousness to keep a Cab-lover happy, it is fully loaded with dense and jammy dark flavors of blackberry, blueberry and black cherry along with a whiff of licorice and a hint of warm rocky earth. Full-bodied, yet soft and round, drink it with your weekend steak, on Taco Tuesday or all by itself.
91 Wine Advocate (4/30/2019) "The 2016 Juan Gil (silver label) is pure Monastrell from old, non-irrigated vines that was aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. They had to do a severe selection, as the year was quite challenging (but later 2018 was even a more difficult year); they discarded a lot of grapes, and they told me that they had never sold so much wine in bulk. That seems to have paid off, and the wine is quite harmonious and clean. It has some dusty tannins and an austere profile. The oak is very well integrated, folded into the fruit. 312,000 bottles. It was bottled in June 2018."
92 Vinous, Josh Raynolds (4/2019) "Opaque ruby. Aromas of blackberry, blueberry, lavender and vanilla are complemented by a smoky mineral overtone. Weighty yet energetic on the palate, offering appealingly sweet dark berry flavors along with suave floral pastille and spicecake nuances. Smooth and seamless in style, finishing with repeating spiciness, supple tannins and lingering florality. (raised in new and used French oak barrels for one year) Drink 2022 - 2029."
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