72 Ratings
Bodegas Castano Hecula Monastrell

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Wine Description

Saturated ruby. Smoky, spice-accented aromas of cherry, cassis and anise, with a subtle mineral quality in the background. Pliant and expansive, offering deep dark fruit flavors and showing a creamy texture. Sweet and penetrating on a youthfully tannic finish with distinct licorice and cherry notes.

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    Great rich purple color and bright berry overtones on taste.

    over 4 years
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    Very smooth

    over 3 years
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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