48 Ratings
Castano Hecula

Wine Details







Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) "Inky violet. 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. Pick...

(2005 Vintage) International Wine Cellar 90

(2005 Vintage) The Wine Advocate 90

Expert Reviews
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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