CASTANO MONASTRELL - 2005
From Yecla with 14% alcohol and made from 100% Monastrell grapes (Mourvedre).
Purple in color with spicy, black fruit aromas. Briary, with very ripe wild berries, red fruit and plums. Medium-bodied, dry, rustic tannins. Round and balanced.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
Pretty amazing for only $6. You really can't go wrong here. An excellent food wine. Might not be complex enough for the wine snobs and might be unappealing for the masses who aren't used to drinking Monastrell. Those who love Spanish wine won't want to miss out on this bargain of the year.