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2012 Casa Castillo Monastrell Jumilla
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2012 Casa Castillo Monastrell Jumilla

Producer: Casa Castillo
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Mourvedre
Origin: Spain
Region: Jumilla

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90 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2013

(aged for six months in older French oak):  Deep ruby.  Complex aromas of red berry liqueur, cherry pit and floral pastilles.  Smooth, expansive black raspberry and cherry compote flavors are energized by tangy acidity.  The floral note recurs on the finish, which features silky tannins and a late note of cracked pepper.  As usual, this was one the great values of my annual Spanish tastings.

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Spain has more acres under vine than any other country and ranks third in production behind Italy and France. Much of this output continues to be hot-country jug wine made to satisfy the everyday thirsts of the domestic and greater European markets
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Mourvedre

A sparsely planted variety found predominantly in the southern Rhone, Provence, and elsewhere near the Mediterranean coast, Mourvedre is best known for its place in powerful game and earth-scented reds. One is mostly likely to encounter the grape in wines from the southern Rhone. Here, Mourvedre takes its place blended with...
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