Bodegas Juan Gil

(Silver Label) Jumilla Monastrell

9.0179 ratings
9.08 pro ratings
Jumilla, Murcia, Spain
Monastrell
Top Notes For
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.0

Good with Wagyu beef strip steaks. Big and dense and not without some balance..

Good with Wagyu beef strip steaks. Big and dense and not without some balance..

Mar 18th, 2020
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth and black tea.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, cherries, strawberries, currants, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, wood, earth, chocolates, coffee, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and spices.

This is a great Monastrell from Jumilla, Spain. Always enjoyable by itself or with food. Fruity and spicy with a touch of earth notes.

Well balanced with mild complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Very fruity right out of the bottle, and gets earthier as it opens up.

I paired it with Spanish tapas. Has high alcohol so watch out... 😃

Aged in French oak barrels.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$13.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth and black tea.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, cherries, strawberries, currants, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, wood, earth, chocolates, coffee, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and spices.

This is a great Monastrell from Jumilla, Spain. Always enjoyable by itself or with food. Fruity and spicy with a touch of earth notes.

Well balanced with mild complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Very fruity right out of the bottle, and gets earthier as it opens up.

I paired it with Spanish tapas. Has high alcohol so watch out... 😃

Aged in French oak barrels.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$13.

1 person found it helpfulOct 17th, 2018
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead, wood, light vanilla, tobacco, coffee, chocolates, peppercorn and spices.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and nice long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, light vegetables, mocha, peppercorn, leather, earth and graphite.

Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Spanish Monastrell is always enjoyable. Well balanced and fruity with mild complexity and a great mouthfeel. Has high alcohol content, but it's not noticeable, so watch out...

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (30 minutes).


I paired it with Beef Wellington with mushrooms and red wine reduction. Very yummy.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$15.

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead, wood, light vanilla, tobacco, coffee, chocolates, peppercorn and spices.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and nice long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, light vegetables, mocha, peppercorn, leather, earth and graphite.

Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Spanish Monastrell is always enjoyable. Well balanced and fruity with mild complexity and a great mouthfeel. Has high alcohol content, but it's not noticeable, so watch out...

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (30 minutes).


I paired it with Beef Wellington with mushrooms and red wine reduction. Very yummy.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$15.

1 person found it helpfulJul 15th, 2018
Isaac Pirolo

I don't drink that many under $15 bottles, but Juan Gil's Silver Label Monastrell is one that still excites me to try when I see a new vintage. Starts with a rich perfume of dark fruit, vanilla, and smoked oak, with some secondary baking spice and cocoa powder. Similar to the nose, the palate shows more polish and complexity than I expected. At times it ventures into syrupy territory, but is never heavy or cloying.

I don't drink that many under $15 bottles, but Juan Gil's Silver Label Monastrell is one that still excites me to try when I see a new vintage. Starts with a rich perfume of dark fruit, vanilla, and smoked oak, with some secondary baking spice and cocoa powder. Similar to the nose, the palate shows more polish and complexity than I expected. At times it ventures into syrupy territory, but is never heavy or cloying.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 10th, 2017
Douglas Mitchell

Douglas had this 6 years ago

Douglas had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJan 9th, 2015
Felipe Ferreiro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

8.9

Capa y densidad media, en nariz buena potencia, fruta negra , cacao, pimienta blanca, regaliz negro. En boca entrada golosa, buen secante, estructura, final equilibrado y largo.

Capa y densidad media, en nariz buena potencia, fruta negra , cacao, pimienta blanca, regaliz negro. En boca entrada golosa, buen secante, estructura, final equilibrado y largo.

Feb 20th, 2016
Allison Lyzenga

Excellent; black pepper, earth, funk, wet forest floor; very rich; a favorite

Excellent; black pepper, earth, funk, wet forest floor; very rich; a favorite

Aug 24th, 2014
John W
8.6

Ruby coloration. Strong oak. Blueberry. Anise. Caramel. Strong presence of tannins.

Ruby coloration. Strong oak. Blueberry. Anise. Caramel. Strong presence of tannins.

Jul 28th, 2020
Chelsie Sargent

Dripping Springs vacation.

Dripping Springs vacation.

Jun 9th, 2020
Katie Van Deventer

Easter, easy drinking.

Easter, easy drinking.

Apr 13th, 2020