Bodegas Castaño Monastrell Yecla 2007
A crowd pleaser being full, soft, flavoursome with sweet ripe fruit. Deep black-fruits, leather complexity, inky finish. Monastrell is Mouvedre. Good value
Color - dark red, purple Aroma - sweet, fruits Taste - chocolate
Aromas of black fruit, leather and a little bit of powdered chalk. Refreshing acidity to this, nice dark fruit and a hefty helping of drying earth.
Very nice spicy wine.
Had a soft fruit aroma, but it was oaky with an off mineral, almost citrus flavor on the ending. Didn't care for this much.
Let this wine breath a bit. Blueberry, blackberry and chocolate on the nose. Light with a sweet, but not overdone fruity taste. Full flavored but somewhat of a short finish. For $7.59 a good buy. Definitely a cut below other quality Spanish wines in the same price range, however (i.e. La Mano Mencia Roble 2007, comes to mind.) 86.
Nice aroma, but spicy/sour taste that is bit jarring. Probably won't buy it again.
External Reviews for Bodegas Castaño Monastrell Yecla
Begins with a lovely aroma of plums dusted with cocoa, then delivers a wallop of fruit: plums, berries and cherries. There is a delicious mineral quality that supports all the fruit, and notes of dark chocolate, vanilla, a hint of cedar and spice. Finish goes on for days, with a return of delicious plum jam. Remarkable wine for the price.
With a nose of freshly crushed raspberries, this medium-bodied red has flavors of smoky blackberry, black cherry and a sprig of minty herbs. A perfect choice with lamb kebabs.
Yummy - a little known blending grape used throughout the Rhône Valley in France is often bottled on its own in the Yecla region of Spain. Concentrated, plummy, bursting with ripe dark fruits, yet not too heavy or thick; the texture is silky on a medium-bodied frame. Wonderful complement to grilled meats and vegetables.
This is a custom cuvee made for American importer Eric Solomon, so the wine sold in other markets will be different blends and/or selections. The 2004 Tinto (100% Mourvedre, or Monastrell as it is known here) reveals the amazing quality possible from Yecla, and why so many importers are flocking here to buy wine from the old vine, head-pruned Mourvedre planted in the region's stark landscape. A dense ruby color is followed by a sweet, pure nose of blueberries, raspberries, and chocolate, loads of fruit, medium body, sweet tannin, and a long, ripe finish. Drink it over the next 2-3 years.
Medium ruby. Varietally accurate aromas of blackberry, licorice and tree bark. Smooth, supple and quite dry, with a dominant flavor of blackberry. A tad dry on the end, but with light tannins.
"an insane value produced from three vineyard sites ranging in age from 40-60 years. Opaque purple colored, it gives up fragrant aromas of blue fruits, plums, and prunes. Ripe, layered, and full-flavored, this hedonistic effort can be enjoyed now but will surely evolve for 2-3 years. Match it will beef and lamb."
Also known as Mourvedre, this grape is one part of the holy trinity that makes up France's Rhône wines. This juicy and lively Spanish wine exhibits flavors of blackberries, balsamic and spice. This would be delicious with spareribs or a spicy bean soup.
Food Pairings for Bodegas Castaño Monastrell Yecla
Dietary Information: Organic
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