Familia Castaño Hécula Monastrell 2013, Do Yecla

Mourvedre Mourvedre
Spain

$13.95 (718999)

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86 pts
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August 19, 2017

Critic Reviews (3)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

The monastrell (mourvedre) grape in southeastern Spain makes many delicious juicy full bodied reds like this one...

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Rémy Charest
Rémy Charest

The nose is overflowing with very ripe fruit, not far from a cherry pie. On the palate, the profile takes a bit more...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

The return of Hécula is a noteworthy one, lean, saline, tart and from a vintage compounded by time to deliver dried...

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Community Reviews (2)

Trevor Sabourin
Trevor Sabourin

This is a great value. It offers rich, ripe fruit flavours with a touch of oak, full-body, and some more Old-World spicy and savoury qualities. The aromas center around jammy raspberry and dark cherry, with some licorice, black pepper, cedar, and smokey/gamey tones. The fruit shows more freshness and restraint on the palate, allowing for the spicy, savoury characteristics to show more. The acidity is fresh, the tannins are slightly coarse, and there is some volatility. There is a decent length, cocoa-tinged finish. Tasted Apr. 2017.

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