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72 Ratings
Bodegas Castano Hecula Monastrell

Wine Details

Varietal

Monastrell

Style

Red

Region

Spain

Wine Description

(2008 Vintage) Deep red cherry color. Complex aromas of raspberry, mulberry and liquorice. Intense juicy blackberry flavors. Squashy acidity and long aftertaste.

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    Contrary to the other review below, this is not a claret (Bordeaux) at all. This is a Spanish wine and is 100% mourvedre grape, which is common of the Rhone region but originates from Spain. This is a good value, very drinkable table wine that pairs well with red meats and cheese. It will benefit from some air before drinking.

    over 6 years
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    already a very nice red claret with great fruits flavor. bright deep red color. full bodied and long finish with great notes of caramel and dark chocolate flavor. The tannin ia still presently noticeable, which will benefit the wine in 3-5 more years.

    almost 7 years
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    great right out of the bottle. 88 points.

    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