Casa Castillo Las Gravas 2009

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Item Number: 15323
Casa Castillo Las Gravas 2009

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RP: 94
Item Number: 15323
Robert Parker 94
"Another of my favorite treasure troves for value-priced Spanish wines is Jumilla. This single vineyard 2009 Las Gravas, owned by Jose Maria Vicente, is an amazing wine that must be tasted to be believed. Its intense dense purple color is accompanied by copious notes of kirsch, black raspberries, blueberries and underbrush intertwined with hints of truffles and graphite. Aged 18 months in new French oak demi-muids, it is a full-bodied, stunningly pure blend of 80% Monastrell, 10% Garnacha and 10% Syrah. The old vine Grenache component gives the wine a remarkable layered texture and plushness. The vineyard is planted in limestone and gravel soils at an altitude of 2,200+ feet. Drink this beauty over the next 7-8+ years." 17/20
"Certainly the style of this wine is different from most Jumillas. The Monastrell, Syrah and Garnacha blend shows polished tannins and a fine-grained texture with much less obvious fruit. Overall the wine is less showy, more fluid, chalky and delicate – although inevitably slightly hot on the finish. The main aromas here are red cherries, mint, chalk and thyme."

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4/5 stars
this is good, although not the old Las Gravas.....which had different varietal makeup-especially noteworthy: serious cabernet. This former flagship hasnt gone up in price, however, but this QPR value is at limits......nice, but others drink better at less $$....
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Information about Casa Castillo Las Gravas 2009

Bottles per case: 12

Type: Spanish Red

Winery: Bodegas Julia Roch e Hijos Casa Castillo

Region: Spain >  Jumilla

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