Bodegas Castano Hecula 2005

Mourvedre from Spain

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Item No. 92217
  • RP90
  • ST90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

"Inky violet. Deep cherry and cassis aromas complicated by an array of floral, mineral and herbal nuances. Powerful dark fruit flavors are firmed by solid tannins and lifted by gentle minerality. Picks up smoked meat and anise notes on the long, chewy finish. This could be a Bandol. Is the average buyer at this price point ready for this? Another amazing value."
-International Wine Cellar

Dense, clean and brilliant color. Magnificent fruity display (plums, fig bread combined with red fruit), medium strong balsam aromas(mentholated) which are perfectly integrated. On the palate, it is smooth and silky with mature, polished tannins and a full, pleasant finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Inky violet. Deep cherry and cassis aromas complicated by an array of floral, mineral and herbal nuances. Powerful dark fruit flavors are firmed by solid tannins and lifted by gentle minerality. Picks up smoked meat and anise notes on the long, chewy finish. This could be a Bandol. Is the average buyer at this price point ready for this? Another amazing value."
90 Points

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elf - San Mateo, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/27/2010)
Great value, I'll buy half a case next time around. It'll be wonderful with summer grilling.
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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
A sip immediately after opening might shock a palate used to less challenging vintages. The tannin is very prominent, and the first effect is almost like a persimmon: somewhat styptic. But as it opens up, you realize you are into a very good wine, excellent, indeed, for the price.
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BonnieG - Seal Beach, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/28/2010)
A great value for 10.00. Will buy again.
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MF - Chicago, IL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/21/2010)
This is just a great wine for the price. Very smooth and easy to drink.
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Clixby Ann - Wimberley, TX (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/14/2010)
Very flavorful fruit and excellent balance.
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Rating:
(9/18/2010)
Very smooth, excellent with steaks
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Rating:
(9/21/2010)
Great nose, full bodied. If you appreciate Mouvedre, this is a terrific vine and a great value. If you don't, well, more for me.
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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
I used a Vinturi and let it open a bit as well. Pretty strong nose up front, but both nose and taste smoothed out very nicely over 30 min or so. Very nice value.
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Rating:
(9/14/2010)
The wine was bitter and flat.
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Mary R - Huntersville, NC (read all my reviews)

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(6/2/2011)
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There are only a handful of wineries remaining in Yecla since the phyloxera plague, and they are led by the forward-thinking Bodegas Castano, which has helped to reinvigorate the winemaking in the region. Created by Ramon Castano Santa and his 3 sons, Bodegas Castano is not nearly as old as the vines it owns. Starting quite small, the family has nurtured these old...

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Learn About Other Spain

The third largest country in production, Spain ranks first in land under vine. Diversity and innovation are the key factors bringing Spain back into the world wine market. The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino...

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Learn About Mourvedre

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