Intense dark cherry colour with violet edges. Deep aromas of mature red fruit, grape skins and raspberry. It has el...Read more...
A crowd pleaser being full, soft, flavoursome with sweet ripe fruit. Deep black-fruits, leather complexity, inky finish. Monastrell is Mouvedre. Go... Read more
Color - dark red, purple Aroma - sweet, fruits Taste - chocolate Read more
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. Read more
Food Pairings for Bodegas Castaño Monastrell Yecla Dulce
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 Dulce
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.
Though it's the underdog of Rhone grapes compared with the press that Syrah/Shiraz and Grenache/Garnacha get, Mourvedre (a.k.a. Monastrell) is no weakling - and the Castaño Yecla proves it! Bright cherry red, with dense, textured, cherry flavors on the palate. A great match to simple, bistro-style fare but has enough body to hold up to hearty dishes including beef, game, and strong cheeses. Yummy!
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.
Bodegas Castano's unoaked 2010 Monastrell (100%) is a glass-coating opaque purple color. Asian spices, incense, black fruits and chocolate compose the nose of this juicy, fruity, plush offering. Lengthy on the palate and well-balanced, this outstanding value will provide enjoyment for another 3-4 years.
The 2005 Monastrell is 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 with beef and lamb.
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.
Intense dark cherry colour with violet edges. Deep aromas of mature red fruit, grape skins and raspberry. It has elegant sweet tannins and a delicious variety expression.
Dietary Information: Organic
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