Thursday, August 23, 2007

Solanera Bodegas Castano 2004

I guess I am lucky to get this wine...95% is usually reserved for the US market... 65% Monastrell(Mourvedre), 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Garnache Trintorera..it spends time in French oak for 10 months and is unfiltered and it certanly is an excellent wine.
This is what Spanish wines are doing so well at the moment...the Australians would be too 'up-front'..and leave you saying no to a second glass...not the case here...

Solanera Bodegas Castano 2004
Yecla, Spain
Deep purple colour; dark fruits spring from
the glass, sweetness. smoke..spices;
flavour full.. rich and ripe...but also elegant..the fruit
and tannin perfectly balanced with the oak,
the 20% Cabernet plays an important role in this excellent Cuvee, easy to enjoy now.. decant it..and lay a few bottles down if you can leave it alone.
Points 17.5 +

1 comment:

Joe said...

Castano has an excellent range of wines - I love them all, and generally excellent values.

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