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2017 Casa Castillo Vino De FincaBlend from Spain

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  • 93+ Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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93+

"There is a big jump in depth, complexity and nuance between the Monastrell and the 2017 Vino de Finca, which is a blend of Monastrell with almost 25% Garnacha. This comes from four plots that were selected from what was previously used for the entry-level Monastrell; they aim was to find a wine with more finesse and elegance but with the inherent power of the zone. This is only the third vintage for this cuvée, and it feels quite established and different from the rest of the range; it has less varietal character and is more about the place, getting closer to the single-vineyard bottlings where they do not search for fruit character. The idea here is to ferment at temperatures that are quite so low and to stabilize the wine in oak barrels for a long-ish time (12 months in 500-liter barrels and 5,000-liter oak foudres). They are wines of sun and limestone. This is a good reflection of it with a perfumed and floral note on the finish (elegance!) that is quite remarkable. 31,000 bottles produced in 2017. It was bottled in November 2018."

Product Detail

Item # 117926
Country Spain
Region Spain
Sub-Region Spain
Ratings

93+ - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2017
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut, Grenache / Garnacha
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic
Taste blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast , vanilla, black currant, blackberry, dust and leather
Nose thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper , mint, vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit and red fruit