Castano Hecula Monastrell Spain Yecla Dry 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

APPEARANCE: Cherry red, medium colour intensity and bright. NOSE: Elegant and subtle. Black fruits (plum), well-integrated spicy notes. PALATE: Smooth at the beginning, medium structure, non-ridged, well-balanced, with outstanding acidity and tannins but very well integrated. Winery

Region: Spain » Murcia » Yecla

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Color: Red
Varietal: Mourvèdre
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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

Member Reviews for Castano Hecula Monastrell Spain Yecla Dry

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Snooth User: gabriellaopaz
40433236
4.00 5
02/11/2008

Dark blood rose in color showing big black cherry notes with hints of baking spice. Although, I have a strange feeling that this wine is much like a clown car, where if you wait long enough, once th door opens, not just one clown (or flavor, in this sense) comes bounding out of the car, but dozens of aromas. In the mouth, the wine is thick and dense, showing straight-forward flavors of red black pepper, black cherry, prune and slate. Think big when you think of this wine, and while you're at it, plan on red meat or duck. You'll want something a little sweet and juicy to balance the big mineral overtones of the wine.


Snooth User: wkmont
94149146
3.50 5
12/29/2008

Great value. Very drinkable, every day wine. Solid wine with a good finish.


Snooth User: Mark1975
95811126
2.50 5
02/05/2009

Coppery and raw meat on the nose. Certainly has that blood and spice element that Mourvedre can hold. A fun and inexpensive introduction to a varietal that is often times blended away.


Snooth User: 94Cane
14334121
3.00 5
02/27/2009

Good value everyday wine for someone looking off the beaten path of Merlot and Cabs. Peppery with black fruit and supporting tannins. Goes with with grilled beef.


Snooth User: PieEyedParrot
13741614
3.50 5
03/15/2009

Killer quaffing wine. Lots of vanilla on the finish. Excellent value.


Snooth User: oceank8
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3.50 5
09/23/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Castano Hecula Monastrell Spain Yecla Dry

External Review
04/21/2010

Intensive purpurrote Farbe, in der Nase sehr komplex, Aromen nach Brom-, und Heidelbeeren sowie leicht mineralische Noten. Am Gaumen körperreich, fruchtig, ausgewogen, festes und reifes Tannin, langanhaltender Abgang.



<p>Located in Southeastern Spain, Bodegas Castano is well known for their developments using varietals indigenous to the region. Their vineyards span over 500 hectares throughout DO Yecla.</p>

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