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  Tasted On Year, Name, Varietal, Country, Region, Sub region, Color Score Drink dates Author, Trust
03/21/2005
Luzon - Jumilla 2003 Luzon - Jumilla
Red Merlot
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2003 Luzon - Jumilla
89

Inky purple with hints of blue. Deep fruit nose with berries, vanilla and a nice slate overtone hovering above it all. Very intense in the nose and it keeps drawing you in. Med weight with Soft tannins and an acidic cherry quality. Deep fruit once again that needs time to open up with a tight core of tart black berry. Very nice, though I will wait to see what develops. With time plum and some spice comes to the front of the nose. While the tannins integrate a bit more and I begin to pick up more of a ripe blackberry. I really like this and it's similar in many ways to its bigger brother which I've had in the past. c5a12t15o7=89+

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  Ryan Opaz , 99.84%
Blogger
05/29/2009
Luzon - Jumilla 2007 Luzon - Jumilla
Red Merlot
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2007 Luzon - Jumilla
Rossboss 90

This was a real pleasure for $7! Blackberry/cassis, maybe some licorice, but fruit was abounding, even some nice acid to stand up to some food. Had fruit across the palate - nothing thin about this wine. Great everyday wine for the price - definitely paid more for lesser juice.

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2009-2012  Rossboss , 100%
08/13/2009
Luzon - Jumilla 2007 Luzon - Jumilla
Red Merlot
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2007 Luzon - Jumilla
Bud2123 88

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  Bud2123 , 94.88%
09/08/2009
Luzon - Jumilla 2007 Luzon - Jumilla
Red Merlot
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2007 Luzon - Jumilla

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  ksteward , 98.69%
12/07/2009
Luzon - Jumilla 2008 Luzon - Jumilla
Red Merlot
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2008 Luzon - Jumilla
88

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  ambd09 , 95.6%
01/09/2010
Luzon - Jumilla 2007 Luzon - Jumilla
Red Merlot
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2007 Luzon - Jumilla
Michael S78 86

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  Michael S78 , 98.06%
02/17/2010
Luzon - Jumilla 2008 Luzon - Jumilla
Red Merlot
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2008 Luzon - Jumilla
wguern 89

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2008-2013  wguern
08/21/2010
Luzon - Jumilla 2008 Luzon - Jumilla
Red Merlot
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2008 Luzon - Jumilla
88

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  ambd09 , 95.6%
07/30/2011
Luzon - Jumilla 2007 Luzon - Jumilla
Red Merlot
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2007 Luzon - Jumilla
89

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  jpbray
06/20/2012
Luzon - Jumilla 2009 Luzon - Jumilla
Red Merlot
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2009 Luzon - Jumilla
Kottabos 87

Dark ruby with a hint of browning, this Spanish blend smells of black cherry and spice. On the palate, spicy plum and anise dominate. Not a bad wine, but very good for the $8 price!

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  Kottabos , 99.82%
07/17/2012
Luzon - Jumilla 2004 Luzon - Jumilla
Red Merlot
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2004 Luzon - Jumilla
86

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  amadabbi
04/24/2013
Luzon - Jumilla 2010 Luzon - Jumilla
Red Merlot
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2010 Luzon - Jumilla
tk01 86

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  tk01 , 98.95%
03/16/2005
Castano - Hecula 2002 Castano - Hecula
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2002 Castano - Hecula

Did not rate. Opened for dinner and it was shut down. Almost nothing but strong tannins. Double decanted and let sit. I ended up drinking it two days later when the fruit decided to show up. Nice wine but I think it needs some time to calm down.

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  Ryan Opaz , 99.84%
Blogger
01/01/2007
Castano - Hecula 2001 Castano - Hecula
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2001 Castano - Hecula

Tasty with good body still but getting to a point that I would drink up! Rich fruit, but some secondary showing up. 3.5/5

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  Ryan Opaz , 99.84%
Blogger
09/20/2005
Castano - Hecula 2002 Castano - Hecula
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2002 Castano - Hecula

Deep purple with thick legs. Blackberry, black cherry and black pepper all show on the nose which happens to be quite big. Sneaking in on the backend of the nose is a light minerality. Rich in the mouth with strong tannins and high acid. Almost too much. The flavors of the nose follow through though I think this wine could still use to calm down a bit. alt=3

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  Ryan Opaz , 99.84%
Blogger
07/18/2009
Castano - Hecula 2004 Castano - Hecula
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2004 Castano - Hecula
91

The 2004 Hecula is a single vineyard selection of 100% Monastrell, 50% tank aged and 50% aged in French oak. It is slightly less ebullient but more serious than its younger sibling. Exhibiting aromas of toasty black fruits with milk chocolate in the background, this is a super-rich effort with terrific depth and concentration for its humble price. It is a remarkable value for drinking over the next few years. Importer: Eric Solomon, European Cellars, Charlotte, NC; tel. (704) 358-1565

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2007  jrwill , 90.57%
03/10/2009
Castano - Hecula 2004 Castano - Hecula
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2004 Castano - Hecula

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2009  thefienups
01/23/2010
Castano - Hecula 2003 Castano - Hecula
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2003 Castano - Hecula
85

this is the second mouvedre from spain that I have tried lately and I am not a big fan. Earthy, med weight, tart, and funky. Seems to be missing mid palate and the finish has some bitterness.

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  cloudon , 98.95%
08/30/2010
Castano - Hecula 2004 Castano - Hecula
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2004 Castano - Hecula
AndrewG777 90

Good, but lots of tannins. Nice and smooth up front with strong but not overpowering fruit followed by a blast of tannins.

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  AndrewG777
12/18/2010
Castano - Hecula 2005 Castano - Hecula
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2005 Castano - Hecula

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  spiritofwine
04/10/2011
Castano - Hecula 2005 Castano - Hecula
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2005 Castano - Hecula
91

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  warnblinker , 98.8%
04/19/2011
Castano - Hecula 2004 Castano - Hecula
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2004 Castano - Hecula
89

For $11 a bottle, you can't beat it. 100% Monastrell (Mourvedre), an excellent bottle of wine, very food friendly. Drink now.

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  Scooter , 97.87%
06/26/2012
Castano - Hecula 2004 Castano - Hecula
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2004 Castano - Hecula
89

smokey, dark cherry, medium weight, and good flavors. - not bad for a weeknight

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  cloudon , 98.95%
07/19/2012
Castano - Hecula 2009 Castano - Hecula
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2009 Castano - Hecula
tk01 87

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  tk01 , 98.95%
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