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Castano Hecula Monastrell 2009 (Spain) Add to ...

  • Rating 89
  • Year 2009
  • Food Pairing Fatty meats, such as sausages or lamb
  • Price $15.99 in B.C.

Too bracing and crisp to be called a crowd-pleaser (acid haters beware), this red will appeal to those with a taste for bone-dry, earthy Spanish bargains. Monastrell is the same as mourvèdre, a tannic grape that delivers astringent backbone. The wine is full-bodied, plummy and herbal and would enjoy the company of fatty meats, such as sausages or lamb.


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