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Bodegas Castano Hecula Monastrell

Wine Details

Varietal

Monastrell

Style

Red

Region

Spain

Wine Description

(2009 Vintage) 6 x 75 cl 2009 SPAIN 3-6 weeks arrival

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    Deep cherry and cassis aromas complicated by an array of floral, mineral and herbal nuances. Powerful dark fruit flavors are firmed by solid tannins and lifted by gentle minerality.

    about 7 years
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    light, easy to drink. good with food. an everyday type wine

    over 6 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (2008 Vintage) "The 2008 Hecula is 100% Monastrell sourced from 35- to 60-year-old vines and aged 50% in tank and 50% in French oak. Purple-colored, it offers up a compelling nose of underbrush, pepper, and blueberry. Ripe, sweetly-fruited, and forward, this crowd-pleaser can be enjoyed now and over the next 4 years." 89 points - Jay Miller - Wine AdvocateWINE:"From the ancient Roman name for the region (Yecla) - 'Hecula'. This wine is 100% Monastrell. The fruit is sourced from the non-irrigated 'Las Gruesas...
  • Wine Spectator
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 81/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/00
  • Wine Advocate
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 152 on Apr-04