Solanera vinas viejas Bodegas Castano 2012 (3.5/5)


Integrity3.5
Balance4
Complexity3.5
Persistence3.5
Hedonism3

Notes: It appears deep ruby/purple with good legs. On the nose it's clean offering med+ intensity of blackcurrants&cherries, herbs, vanilla and mocha notes. On the palate is (off?) dry, med tannins, med+ acidity, med+to high alcohol, medium+ body with good flavor intensity but bit lean mid palate. Not enough grip for a Monastrell and a bit too hot. Med finish.
Average to Good quality, Drink Now or hold 3+ years, Medium Price. 70% Mourvedre, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Grenache. Yecla, Spain. 

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