Bodegas Castano 'Hecula' Monastrell 2012

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Item Number: 17668
Bodegas Castano 'Hecula' Monastrell 2012

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RP: 91
Item Number: 17668
Robert Parker 91
"The basic offering from proprietor Ramon Castano Santa, who owns a whopping 1,000 acres in Yecla, is the 2012 Hecula, which is sourced from a non-irrigated, single vineyard planted with 100% Monastrell. Aged in both tank and French oak, it comes from 60-80-year-old vines planted in limestone soils at a relatively high elevation of over 1,600 feet. Its opaque purple color is followed by copious aromas of blueberries, black raspberries, camphor, licorice, white flowers and a chalky limestone/dusty character. Full-bodied, rich and well-balanced, it is an incredible value. These two remarkable cuvees have been reviewed favorably in the past, but the 2012s seem to ratchet up the quality to even more impressive levels. "

Customer Reviews

5/5 stars
Bargain of the year for weeknight drinking
Posted by  on 3/23/16  [Verified]
5/5 stars
Great value let it breath
Posted by  on 6/11/15  [Verified]
4/5 stars
Robust
Posted by  on 6/19/16  [Verified]
4/5 stars
Posted by Anonymous on 6/16/15  [Verified]
3/5 stars
Posted by  on 3/26/16  [Verified]
2/5 stars
nothing smooth about this wine - a rough wine: a harsh wine not unlike the cheap bodega in Andalusia of the 1960s (then $0.17 a liter).
Posted by  on 8/3/15  [Verified]

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Bottles per case: 12

Type: Spanish Red

Winery: Bodegas Castaño

Region: Spain >  Yecla

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