Juan Gil Etiqueta Azul 2018
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
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.