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2007 Casa Castillo Valtosca Jumilla
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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2009

($25; 100% syrah) Opaque ruby. Brooding aromas of blackcurrant and dark cherry, with varietally typical olive and black pepper qualities. Sweet dark berry flavors are braced by zesty minerality and framed by chewy tannins. Impressively concentrated wine with strong finishing spiciness and smoky persistence. This needs a little air, or time in bottle, to unfurl.

91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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