Juan Gil Etiqueta Azul 2016
El vino con mayor crianza de Juan Gil posee un excelente potencial para la guarda durante los siguientes 4-5 años después de su salida al mercado. Es un vino untuoso en boca y con un final marcado por la “dulzura” de sus taninos de fruta madura. Armónico, sabroso y largo en boca. De menor producción, suele agotarse antes de que llegue el final de su añada.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
The 2016 Juan Gil (blue label) is the wine formerly known as 18 Months, which is the amount of time it matured in barrel, and it has been identified for the past few years by the color of its label. It's a blend of 60% Monastrell, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah, and the Monastrell is from older vines than the other varieties. It fermented in stainless steel and matured in new barrels for 18 months. This is the one wine from the portfolio where they keep 100% oak and use French grapes, which is not the Juan Gil style—this has more of an international profile. This is very spicy and smoky, with plenty of toasty and roasted aromas. The palate reveals abundant tannins and oak-related flavors, a faint bitterness and a dry finish. This is for those who enjoy this profile of wine, not really my style. But within that profile, it's quite good. 30,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2018.