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Juan Gil Silver Label Monastrell 2007

Juan Gil Silver Label Monastrell 2007
Juan Gil Silver Label Monastrell 2007

D.O., Jumilla, Spain



Community Score: 4.5/5
Community Reviews: 3
 
Price: $21.95
Sweetness: Dry
Alcohol: 14.5%
 

Drink: 2010-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Juan Gil

Vera Czerny rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Monastrell is cultivated in Jumilla for centuries. Juan Gil grapes came from 40 yrs old vineyards, at 700 m above sea level. Poor soil, low rainfalls and extreme changes of temperatures means stress for vine. Therefore low yielded Monastrell grows into small berries, very aromatic and concentrated in flavor. Secret that makes this wine irresistible: old vine Monastrell, that doesn't make the cut into strictly high standards of El Nido and Clio (their flagship collectibles) ends up under this label.
Deep ruby red, beautiful aroma of dark berries and plums. This wine needs to breathe a little - it will reward you with stronger flavors and aromas. Give it at least 15 min. Full body, greatly balanced fruity wine has velvety, almost none existent tannins. Well balanced, with levels of rich dark fruit flavors. Like the fruit was whipped to cover every inch of your mouth. Long finish, great value!
Dry,
Medium-full body,
Aged in oak
 

  


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