Castaño La Casona Monastrell 2011, Yecla

Other Red Other Red
Spain

$9.65 (143743)

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Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Another truly terrific value from Bodegas Castaño, the 2011 La Casona is a deeply, darkly fruited Spanish red with...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A terrific everyday red produced from 100% old vine (40-60 year old) Monastrell. Peppery, with ripe black cherry,...

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

This wine has a tendency to fluctuate from solid to good. This year it is solid with floral, peppery, black cherry,...

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Community Reviews (7)

Igor Eren
Igor Eren

Amazing value from Spain’s eastern coast - a main source of monastrell grape. Deep dark medium-bodied red, very smooth core with flavours of ripe black berries and liquorice notes. Hints of smoked herbs. Moderate acidity and light tannins add good structure. Everyday wine which goes well with almost every meal. Tasted November 2012.

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Rashid N
Rashid N

Exceptional value, little bit of everything yet basic, and for under $10.

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mike brown
mike brown

mar13

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Matt M
Matt M

Exceptional value.

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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

Nice fruit, with pronounced herbal notes and spice. A dead ringer for a Cotes Du Rhone. A bit simple and not the depth of more expensive examples, but nice value at just $9. Certainly a worthy wine for those on a budget. Tasted April 2013.

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Adam
Adam

I recognize that this wine is a cut above many at twice the price (think yellow tail). But despite a few redeeming qualities (fairly layered aromatics for example) it has a characteristic flat glycerine backbone that too me pollutes the palate with a confected and artificial mouthfeel. Many pleasant flavour descriptors are there but they lack focus, blending into a kind of amorphous viscousness. Totally fine for a $9 wine but the Heculas MONASTRELL 2009 for $11.80 is worlds better and offers true refinement for an extra $2.80.

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jimmyj
jimmyj

Good stuff, bit tart for me but but great for the price

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