2005 Castano Monastrell
WB Rating: 87

Alcohol by volume: 14.0%
Price at time of purchase: $6.99 (K&L)
Type: Spanish red
Principal varietal(s): 65% Monastrell, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon

Spicy, rich, deep, astonishingly good for the price. Super-ripe (almost but not quite medicinal) cherry and plum flavors, a kirsch-like nose. Pretty hard to beat for this price since it's better than many a wine costing twice as much. - HK 2007-08-26


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