92 Ratings
Bodegas Castano Hécula Monastrell

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"This is a custom cuvee made for American importer Eric Solomon, so the wine sold in other markets will be different blends and/or selections. The 2003 Hecula, aged in equal parts tank and French wood, is produced from ancient, non-irrigated Mourvedre vines planted in pure limestone. Inky ruby/purple to the rim, with a sweet bouquet of ripe plums, figs, raspberries, and cherries, it boasts a terrific texture, enviable purity, medium to full body, and a long, seamless finish. Drink this outstandin...

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    this wine has aged beautifully into a deep crimson with some browny red color. Much more complex with some age on it. Strong coffee bean and tobbaco smell with baked plum flavors. Even some soya sauce is there! the palate is smooth and silky. Meaty flavor (want some spaniard jamon? ;-) intensifies in the palate. Long finish. Awesome value!!

    over 7 years
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  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 159 on Jun-05