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Bodegas Castano Hecula 2004

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92 Points from Wine Advocate. Here is their review: "The 2004 Solanera is a blend of 65% Monastrell, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Tintorera raised in French oak. More complex than its siblings, this purple-colored wine offers fragrant aromas of spice

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Bodegas Castaño:
From that moment onward, Ramon did not stop making improvements. It was in the early 80s when he bought the first bottling plant. During the 90's, participation in trade fairs, tastings, and market research trips began with the full incorporation of his three sons: Ramon, Juan Pedro, and Daniel. It was during this period that the recognition and appreciation, both national and internation... Read more
From that moment onward, Ramon did not stop making improvements. It was in the early 80s when he bought the first bottling plant. During the 90's, participation in trade fairs, tastings, and market research trips began with the full incorporation of his three sons: Ramon, Juan Pedro, and Daniel. It was during this period that the recognition and appreciation, both national and internationally, arrived. The courage and determination of a man deeply rooted began to bear fruit. The development of Bodegas Castano is unstoppable, and the improvements are never-ending. The most recent of these was completed in 2002 with the construction of state-of-the-art storage premises: completely air-conditioned, with a new cooling chamber. Read less

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Snooth User: mostly harmless
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4.00 5
07/19/2009

Dark, earthy red. Backdrop of dark, woody notes with underpinning of subtle blackcurrant, spicy pepper notes. Undernotes of mint and minerally tones. Soft, rounded tannins. 87.

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  • Snooth User: jgalbjr
    279377132
    4.00 5
    01/01/2010

    Still a bit tight upon opening, nose is muted. Flavors burst immediately however on tasting. Blackberry, slight oak, a little leather, finishing with moderate tannins but easy. Nice winter wine maybe best drunk on its own or with a hearty beef stew. I think this can still develope for a few years.


    Snooth User: oenowoman66
    30864102
    2.00 5
    08/30/2007

    drank August 2007 / will need more time / does have its merits in color, fruit content, and complexity, but is rather astringent at this time / will give the other 5 bottles a few years.


    Snooth User: lrgriffing
    4359134
    4.00 5
    02/15/2008

    Fantastic wine. Full balance of fruit and peppery characteristics. Somewhat earthy, full bodied with some structure and medium finish with strong tannins at the end palate.


    Snooth User: Hawk
    45799283
    3.50 5
    05/23/2008

    Three and a half glasses


    External Reviews for Bodegas Castano Hecula

    External Review
    01/13/2013

    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 ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Yecla in Spain. 2004 Castano Hecula 750ml



    92 Points from Wine Advocate. Here is their review: "The 2004 Solanera is a blend of 65% Monastrell, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Tintorera raised in French oak. More complex than its siblings, this purple-colored wine offers fragrant aromas of spice

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