2015 Bodegas Castano Hecula Monastrell Yecla
750ml

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$9.99
2015 Bodegas Castano Hecula Monastrell Yecla

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2015 Bodegas Castano Hecula Monastrell Yecla
750ml

$9.99

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Hecula is back and with a new lable and an improved wine. The label reminds one of old Roman mosaic's which is appropriate as the romans made wine in the area centuries ago. This is 100 Monastrell that is aged for 6 months in barrel. It's got good weight and density of flavor with enough freshness and balance to make this very enjoyable. 

"he 2015 Hecula is pure old-vine Monastrell from dry-farmed, head-pruned vineyards on limestone soils within their Las Gruesas and Pozuelo estates in the higher part of the Yecla appellation. Different plots are fermented differently, and the wine aged for an average of six months in barrique. Stylistically, this is somewhere between the floral Monastrell and the more classic Casa Carmela, revamped, with a new image and with a cleaner nose and even some shy flowers. It's higher pitched than the more tarry Casa Carmela (even if I'm comparing different vintages) but not as much as the Monastrell and with less extraction and tannins than in the past. The palate is polished with some fine-grained tannins." Luis Gutierrez The Wine Advocate

"This juicy red offers black cherry and red plum flavors, balanced by leafy and loamy earth notes. Light tannins and orange peel acidity focus the supple texture, giving way to a refreshingly bitter finish. Drink now through 2023." Wine Spectator
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