48 Ratings
Castano Hecula

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(2003 Vintage) "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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  • Robert Parker
    (2004 Vintage) "The 2004 Hecula is a single vineyard selection of 100% Monastrell, 50% tank aged and 50% aged in French oak. It is slightly less ebullient but more serious than its younger sibling. Exhibiting aromas of toasty black fruits with milk chocolate in the background, this is a super-rich effort with terrific depth and concentration for its humble price. It is a remarkable value for drinking over the next few years."
  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (2004 Vintage) This wine opens with an interesting tobacco and ashtray like aroma. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is very well balanced and has concentrated fruit flavors. This wine would pair well with b...
  • Wine Advocate
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 169 on Feb-07