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Bodegas Bleda Castillo de Jumilla Monastrell 2011

Bodegas Bleda Castillo de Jumilla Monastrell 2011

750ML    
Sku: 068034

Review
Bright violet in color, this light-hearted, copiously fruity blend of Monastrell and Tempranillo delivers boatloads of fresh, highly quaffable strawberry fruit courtesy of the Rioja-derived Tempranillo. The secret ingredient, however, is the Monastrell, a variety that is indigenous to the arid, dry Jumilla region, and that grows extremely well there. Monastrell provides the lush, dark berry fruit that underpins the lighter flavors of the Tempranillo. Although youthfully fruit-forward in the style of a traditional Spanish joven wine, this wine also offers surprising backbone, texture, and richness.

Rating
2010: 89 Points - Jay Miller, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Casa Castillo’s 2010 Monastrell (100%) was produced entirely from estate-grown fruit and aged for 6 months in seasoned French oak. Underbrush, brier, blue fruit, and a hint of chocolate inform the nose of this firm, concentrated, intensely flavored effort."

2010: 90 Points - Steve Tanzer, International Wine Cellars: "Opaque purple. Aromas of blackberry, apricot, violet and smoky spices show an exotic quality. Sweet and supple on the palate, with very good clarity to the dark fruit, candied flower and spice flavors. Finishes with a strong element of exotic spices and very good chewy persistence. "


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