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Casa Castillo Monastrell 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

"Deep ruby. Fresh red and dark berries on the nose, with complicating notes of cracked pepper, black tea and crushed violet. Lively and precise on the palate, offering sweet red- and blackcurrant flavors and a touch of candied licorice. Silky tannins add shape and grip to the long, sweet, spicy finish. This represents superb value...90" IWC 09/09

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Snooth User: Fenderbaum
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 02/20/2012

I really quite liked this. Not much to write home about on the nose but began with nice soft fruit on the front palette. This opened up to reveal a subtle spicyness that lingered into the finish. Very good value.


Snooth User: snglmltrblnd84
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 01/21/2012

mellow smooth taste, maybe melon flavors. sweet cherry aroma. smooth elegant finish. overall not a bad wine, not my favorite but good for sure.


Snooth User: gntop1
1327591,049
2.00 5
Vintage: 2009 12/08/2011

Two glasses


Snooth User: Spertouf
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3.50 5
08/05/2014

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: jasonkauf
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 02/23/2009

wonderful QPR. Rich, dark fruit on the nose, some nice spice and smooth ness on the finish. delicious stuff


External Reviews for Casa Castillo Monastrell

External Review
Vintage: 2010 10/26/2012

Medium violet. Delicious. Aromas and flavors of blueberry, black berry with vanilla-spice.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
Vintage: 2009 08/06/2011

The 2008 Monastrell is dark ruby-colored with a nose of smoky, lightly roasted blue fruits. Juicy and ripe on the palate with layers of fruit and no hard edges, it will provide much pleasure over the next 3 years.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2009 05/10/2011

Konzentriertes Rot mit violetten Reflexen, im Bouquet schwingen Brombeeren, Blaubeeren, Pflaumen, Vanille und mediterrane Kräuternoten mit. Am Gaumen saftig und kraftvoll. Viel Frucht eingefasst in dunkle Schokolade und würzige Akzente. Erstaunlich gut integriertes Tannin lassen diesen Wein elegant und charmant auftreten. Das Finale ist wie schon der Auftakt intensiv und konzentriert.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
07/08/2010

Konzentriertes Rot mit violetten Reflexen; im Bouquet schwingen Brombeeren, Blaubeeren, Pflaumen, Vanille und mediterrane Kräuternote mit. Am Gaumen saftig und kraftvoll. Viel Frucht eingefasst in dunkle Schokolade und würzige Akzente. Erstaunlich gut integriertes Tannin lassen diesen Wein elegant und charmant auftreten. Das Finale ist wie schon der Auftakt intensiv und konzentriert.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

Muscular, with bottom notes of plum, prune and earth, yet remains fresh through the finish. Needs food but has character. Best from 2004 through 2008.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

This substantial blend of 85% Monastrell (Mourvegrave;dre) and 15% Syrah experienced malolactic fermentation in new French and American oak, followed by four months of cask aging. Boasting a dense ruby/purple color as well as sweet blackberry fruit, low acidity, and chewy ripeness, it will provide an attractive mouthful of red wine over the next 2ndash;3 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

Bright, saturated ruby. Slightly rustic, candied aromas of dark berries, leather and tree bark; suggestion of carbonic maceration. Juicy, vinous and bright, but on the lean side, with a whiff of the barnyard. Tannins are a bit dry.


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"Deep ruby. Fresh red and dark berries on the nose, with complicating notes of cracked pepper, black tea and crushed violet. Lively and precise on the palate, offering sweet red- and blackcurrant flavors and a touch of candied licorice. Silky tannins add shape and grip to the long, sweet, spicy finish. This represents superb value...90" IWC 09/09

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