La Casona De Castano Old Vines Monastrell 2013, Do Yecla

Mourvedre Mourvedre
Spain

$9.65 (143743)

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Critic Reviews (5)

DJ Kearney
DJ Kearney

An atypical vintage that saw rain replace recent drought in Spain’s winelands and a cooler year gives extra freshness...

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Rhys Pender, MW
Rhys Pender, MW

Ripe strawberry, raspberry and mixed brambly sweet berry fruit with some gamy, plum and dried herb notes. The palate...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This wine is made from monastrell (aka mourvedre) from the region of Yecla in Alicante, Southeast Spain. It comes...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

The 40-60 year old vines in this high altitude monastrell are what Bodegas Castano considers to be their "young...

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Spicy, black plum, tobacco, floral, rooty, cedar aromas. Light, fresh, elegant and juicy palate with light tannins....

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Community Reviews (4)

Miss Ingrid Z
Miss Ingrid Z

Perfect to drink during the week with your average dinner.

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Larry Isaacson
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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

If there were a competition for the sub-region with the best values in the world, Spain's Yecla would have to be a candidate, and this astounding value doesn't disappoint, with inviting notes of violet, dark fruit, tobacco, leather, spice, and, emerging later, sweet strawberry and even licorice, though there's not as much going on deeper down, and it's a bit flat, if still rich, on the palette, ending with some bitterness amid the sudden dryness; overall, somewhat out of balance, with firm tannins but not quite enough fruit to stand up to aging, but it's still fairly lively and interesting.

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alexchernykh
alexchernykh

Nothing special, just regular table wine.

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