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Hecula Monastrell 2005

Hecula Monastrell 2005

From the Yecla region of Spain, winemaker Bodegas Castano repeat their 2004 success with another quality value offering of Hecula Monastrell vintage year 2005.  A really nice wine priced around $10 that many will judge to be $30.  Deep plum in color with somewhat of a heavy body but not overly dry.  Abundant frangrance of dark fruits with hints of floral and spice.  This wine is a definite candidate for decanting as some of the initial roughness seems to disipate with air.  Day two and three will reward you with a smoother finish and a greater appreciation for this wines complexities.  Be aware of the high alcohol content (14.5%).  Currently stocked at Costco.

Enjoy!

Sir Vino

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  • About Sir Vino

  • Dennis Ridgeway is a lifelong wine enthusiast and a (soon-to-be) Certified Wine Specialist. His expert knowledge of wine and entertaining is the perfect complement to any wine tasting event.