Casa Castillo Monastrell 2005

Mourvedre from Spain

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Item No. 87611
  • red wine
  • WE90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2012
  • RP90
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Winemaker's Notes

Number 82 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!

Medium violet. Delicious. Aromas and flavors of blueberry, black berry with beef jerky and vanilla-spice.

"Young, dark and handsome, this is an example of what Jumilla can do when good grapes and good winemaking come together. The palate is chewy and full of earthy blackberry flavors, while the finish is smooth, ripe and long. Drink now through 2008. One of the best Jumillas you're likely to find."
-Wine Enthusiast

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jktrusty - Evansville, IN (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/16/2010)
Knew immediately upon opening that this was going to be special. Superb bouquet - of intense cherries & spring flowers. Very thick & rich in both nose and mouth. Could smell slightly higher alcohol content. Smoke, oak & tobacco followed with a slight peppery zip. Became better throughout the evening. We loved it!
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Hilldweller - Berkeley, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/10/2010)
We had this Monastrell on a cold and windy night in the Berkeley hills with a robust Ninam Ranch beef stew. The glass before dinner was intriguing; after an hour of decanting, it was superlative - complex, engaging, and altogether yummy with both the stew and the cheese course afterward.
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Rating:
(9/12/2010)
I am not into the "tags" as they seem a bit pretentious for me. I don't know, maybe they help others in communicating. This wine was one of the best reds I have had in a long, long time. That it is so reasonably priced doesn't factor into my evaluation but it sure factors in to my decision to have ordered a case of it after I received a bottle as a gift.
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Pawnster - Skokie, IL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/14/2010)
not buttery or light, heavy tannins. starts with a lot of spice leaves with a quiet warm finish.
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Rating:
(9/28/2010)
Monestrell is normally used as a blending grape, so I didn't know what to expect. It tends to be high in tannins and very tart. Lucky for us Jumilla is one of the best regions to grow this tasty grape. Ok, I will admit that at first I was not very moved. With 14% alcohol this wine can be pretty hard to balance. On that note, make sure to let it decant for around 10 minutes. This monestrell has a deep purple color to it. A nose of prune, maple and just a touch alcoholic. Once decantered the taste was excellent. Has hints of earth, beef-jerky, charcoal and black raspberry. A strong reminder of Spanish wines. Try a bottle and enjoy!
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Rating:
(9/20/2010)
Excellent And only 8 dollars
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Rating:
(9/27/2010)
liked it not loved it
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JCC - San Marino, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/28/2010)
This is a dark colored wine with a lot of tannin that is complex and attractive to my taste.
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art st john - Pleasant Hill, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/29/2010)
A definitive representation of soil in Spain. The grape varietal most will not be familiar with, but the flavor from the soil is immediately recognizeable. I feel this is a superior value while others may turn up their nose. Got to try this one for sure.. Ten bucks well spent!
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Rating:
(9/27/2010)
I bought the 2005 vintage in Dec. of 08, uncorked it tonight and found it to be quite nice. Very easy on the palate, a very nice bottle of inexpensive wine. I thought it a great value. Maybe it was the vintage or that I kept it a couple of years, have no idea but I have NO issues with this wine and wish I could buy some more. Really not sure if it is my last bottle, I have perhaps one left, hope so.
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Sho Morimoto - Washington, DC (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/26/2010)
A drinkable, dry Spanish red that probably held better if tasted in earlier years. For the price, though, it's still not too bad a purchase.
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Rating:
(9/21/2010)
3
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Shoblock - Ledgewood, NJ (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(6/8/2011)
very nice for $10. 3 1/2 stars
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wineczar - Washington, DC (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/25/2010)
I ordered a bottle of this in mid-March and it had a really bad flavor. It wasn't wine at all. It tasted like bad port. It was very thick and cloudy and a huge amount of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. A previous reviewer thought he had a bad bottle and that it tasted like castor oil. I think wine.com got a bad case of this wine.
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Rating:
(9/27/2010)
Aftertaste of Castor Oil. Tried on 2 separate days and still tastes weird.
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