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Bodegas Castaño Monastrell Yecla Hécula 2008

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The Castaño family has 410 hectares of vineyards in Yecla in south eastern Spain. They have steadily improved quality over the last few years and modernised their style. They symbolise the best of what southern Spain has to offer: rich, warm climate wines made from grapes grown at altitude and transformed into robustly modern wines. This Monastrell wine is deep, cherry red in colour, with complex aromas of raspberry, mulberry and liquorice. On the palate it shows juicy blackberry flavours, squashy acidity, soft and rounded tannins, and a long finish. A fantastically tasty red wine, excellently paired with stews, dark fruit desserts and a variety of cheeses.

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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: The Wine Teacher
270519206
4.00 5
05/09/2010

According to the tag in the liquor store, this vintage was highly rated. Initially, I disagreed, but after decanting and allowing for sufficient breathing time, this wine opened up nicely. Ruby red in colour with medium intensity. An appealing nose showing blackberry, spice leather and forest floor. Well balanced with soft tannins. The flavours follow the nose. A medium finish.


Snooth User: windybagpipe
69491350
4.00 5
12/27/2010

Nice beefy wine



The Castaño family has 410 hectares of vineyards in Yecla in south eastern Spain. They have steadily improved quality over the last few years and modernised their style. They symbolise the best of what southern Spain has to offer: rich, warm climate wines made from grapes grown at altitude and transformed into robustly modern wines. This Monastrell wine is deep, cherry red in colour, with complex aromas of raspberry, mulberry and liquorice. On the palate it shows juicy blackberry flavours, squashy acidity, soft and rounded tannins, and a long finish. A fantastically tasty red wine, excellently paired with stews, dark fruit desserts and a variety of cheeses.

Dietary Information: Organic


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