Castaño Hécula 2015 - Vine Republic
Castaño Hécula 2015
SKU: 8422443001802

Castaño Hécula 2015

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Category Red Wine
Region Spain, Yecla
Brand Castaño
Appearance: Intense and shiny cherry red color. Nose: It blooms pleasant ripe red fruit aromas, sweet spices. Mouth: It has very elegant and integrated wooden notes that do not cover its intense fruitiness.
Wine Spectator
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This juicy red offers black cherry and red plum flavors, balanced by leafy and loamy earth notes. Light tannins and orange peel acidity focus the supple texture, giving way to a refreshingly bitter finish. Drink now through 2023. 6,000 cases imported.

Thomas Matthews, December 2017
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The 2015 Hécula is pure old-vine Monastrell from dry-farmed, head-pruned vineyards on limestone soils within their Las Gruesas and Pozuelo estates in the higher part of the Yecla appellation. Different plots are fermented differently, and the wine aged for an average of six months in barrique. Stylistically, this is somewhere between the floral Monastrell and the more classic Casa Carmela, revamped, with a new image and with a cleaner nose and even some shy flowers. It's higher pitched than the more tarry Casa Carmela (even if I'm comparing different vintages) but not as much as the Monastrell and with less extraction and tannins than in the past. The palate is polished with some fine-grained tannins. 144,000 bottles produced.

Luis Gutierrez, December 2017