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2016 Casa Castillo Monastrell

2016 Casa Castillo Monastrell

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91 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2016 Casa Castillo Monastrell
91 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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A seriously undervalued red from a high altitude area that consists of old unirragted bush vines. Parker rates this a huge 91+/100 saying "This is always a great value, even more so in 2016." A beautifully rich Monastrell (Mourvedre) from Spain much like the Bandol Wines of Southern France but at a fraction of the price. This is a classic of the ripe and satisfying, sweet-fruited and spicy Monastrell style. But it's sophisticated too, beautifully made and offering Monastrell's nice savoury dimension behind all that richness. Great value, this is one of our go-to reds and a staff favourite for the price. Get this under the radar reds and impress the guests.

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$21.99 in mixed 6+ or $24.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Monastrell

Its Origins

Bodegas Casa Castillo is an unexpected discovery and a wonderful one. It is located on the plateau of the underrated wine region, Jumilla, with a 174-hectare vineyard which enjoys a high altitude and the cooling influence of the Mediterranean. Any lovers of Bandol wines should take note of Casa Castillo; the grape varieties they use are led by Monastrell (Mourvèdre). A modern approach to winemaking is taken, with cold macerations to retain freshness and new French oak for high quality tannins and structure. The wines are generally bottled unfiltered to allow them to be as expressive as possible.

What The Critics Say

91+/100 Robert Parkers Wine Advocate

"The first wine in the range is the 2016 Monastrell, which in reality contains some 8% combination of Garnacha and Syrah, cropped from a more continental, cooler and dry vintage. Like all the wines from the property, it fermented with indigenous yeasts, in this case with grapes from different plots, and matured in used oak barrels for eight to nine months. Juicy, primary, incredibly fresh and with a vertical palate, longer than wider, like a hypothetical blend of 2013 and 2015, cool but dry. This is always a great value, even more so in 2016."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Mourvedre

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Jumilla

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with MILD CHEESE
with VENISON

Taste

4

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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