Jumilla-Calatayud-Monstant-Almansa-Castilla y Leon-Rueda-Rias Baixas, Spain

Gil Family Estates has a wide portfolio of Spanish wines with different characteristics and backgrounds. All of them with a common denominator- produced with different indigenous varieties of grapes, a refined image and an unbeatable relation between its quality and its price.

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Juan Gil Silver Label 12 Meses

SKU 195859
Country Spain
Region Jumilla
Type Red
Varietal Monastrell
Listing Speculative
Case Config. 12x750ml
Available In BC AB


Deep purple black.


Explosive aromas of ripe currant, red berries and smoked notes.


Rich, powerful and voluminous on the attack, a huge mouthful of creme-de-cassis concentration, silken and juicy in the mid-palate with excellent length and persistence. Fine, ripe tannins, at once supple and structurally present.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with fried cheese with tomato relish.

More Info

"Founded in 2002, the Gil Vera family can trace their viticultural roots back to their great grandfather, Juan Gil, who commenced making wine in 1916. The winery is located just north of Jumilla (town) where Monastrell copes with the arid weather condition. While a couple of the entry-level wines were found to be a little volatile, there is no question that they represent very good value, while the silver label Monastrell is outstanding for the price." - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

90 pts

James Suckling, Jul/2019

2017 -

"A full-bodied red with plum, dark-berry and cherry aromas and flavors. Full body, yet shows form and structure. Drink now."

92 pts

Antonio Galloni’s Vinous, Apr/2019

2016 -

“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)”


Gismondi on Wine, Nov/2019

2016 -

"Jumilla monastrell is never shy, never reserved, but rather exuberant and out there as much as any red grape can be. Intense black plum jam and pepper lines the nose and palate. The attack is rich and satiny with a long, ripe, black fruit, peppery palate. The finish is warm but mostly in balance, and a beautiful fall/winter red for stews, lamb or cassoulets."

91+ pts

Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, Dec/2017

2015 -

"The 2015 Juan Gil (silver label) is their pure Monastrell aged in oak for 12 months. The profile of this wine has changed, and there is now no trace of oak; it feels a lot more focused, fresh and approachable, with berries, Mediterranean herbs and balsamic notes, quite intense. The palate is very tasty, not terribly complex, with fine tannins, good balance and freshness. Approachable and easy to drink. Bravo for the change! They produced 360,000 bottles of this wine."

89 pts

James Suckling, Aug/2018

2015 -

"Plenty of smoke, caramel, chocolate and bitter orange peel on the nose. Powerful, but rather sleek red, the soft tannins and lively acidity giving it textural interest. But only fair length. Drink now or in 2019."

91 pts

Deanna Van Mulligan, Winescores.ca, Jan/2017

2014 -

“Fragrant supple, fresh. Made from an old vine parcel of Monastrell, this wine spent 12 months in (primarily) French oak barrels. Redolent in chocolate and black raspberry and brown spices, dusty plums and earthy wild herbal tones it is equally inviting on the palate. Fresh purple berries, licorice, chocolate and pipe tobacco with savoury smoked meats and toasted spice. Bold and chewy but overall amazing structure and freshness.” 

91 pts

Antonio Galloni's Vinous, Jan/2017

2014 -

"(aged for a year in French oak barrels, 30 percent of them new) Glass-staining ruby. Deep-pitched black and blue fruit aromas are complemented by suggestions of woodsmoke, incense and candied violet, and a subtle hint of vanilla emerges with air. Juicy and deeply concentrated yet lively as well, offering sweet blackberry, cherry cola and floral pastille flavors and a refreshing jolt of white pepper. The long, broad finish features repeating florality and rounded tannins that fold smoothly into the dark fruit."

89 pts

James Suckling, Dec/2016

2014 -

"Some currants, cherries and plums on the nose. Full to medium body, drying tannins and a citrusy and slightly bitter finish. Drink now."

91 pts

Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, Jun/2016

2013 -

"The wine formerly known as '12 Mesesas' it aged for one year in barrique is now simply distinguished from the others by the label color, so this is now 2013 Juan Gil (silver label). It's pure Monastrell from dry-farmed vines, fermented in open stainless steel vats. The oak is a lot less prominent than in previous vintages to the point that some might not recognize it. In fact, they do not necessarily age it in oak for 12 months, but they adjust the time according to the characteristics of the vintage. For me it has gained in drinkability, as the balance is better; there are subtle oak aromas and a softer texture. The fruit seems to have achieved a nice ripeness without showing any excess. The cooler year has helped to produce a much fresher wine. Impressive. This is great value, too. 360,000 bottles produced."

91 pts

Antonio Galloni's Vinous, Jan/2016

2013 -

"Bright purple. Deeply pitched aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, along with vanilla and mocha, are complicated by floral overtones and a touch of pipe tobacco. The appealingly sweet palate shows very good depth, with plush dark berry and cherry-vanilla flavors and lifting zesty minerals. The smooth, broad, gently tannic finish leaves behind notes of smoky minerals and candied blue fruit. Considering its heft, this wine is surprisingly graceful thanks to vibrant minerality."