£15.95/ 0.75 L btl
Casa Castillo Monastrell forms part of the excellent range of wines produced by the Casa Castillo winery, a collection considered to include the best wines in Jumilla and to be a reference in the world of Spanish Mediterranean wines by Luis Gutiérrez (Robert Parker Wine Advocate). This is the youngest wine in the collection, a pure fresh and fruity Monastrell (Mourvèdre); a cheerful wine offering great value for money and sure to delight the palate of anyone who tries it.
What does this wine taste like?
This single-varietal Monastrell from Casa Castillo is a mature, aromatic and expressive wine. A fresh and elegant red wine combining aromas of black and red fruit, such as strawberries, with spicy hints of black pepper and cloves. Lactic tones mix with Mediterranean herbs, olives and dark plums. Despite its youth, it is in no way an aggressive wine, rather it displays an impressive complexity which is reaffirmed constantly as new aromas emerge: eucalyptus, woodworking... It fills the mouth with a juicy pleasantness and has a strong enough character to continue evolving in the bottle.
|Picota cherry red / Intense / Violet glints|
|Higly aromatic / Fruit aromas / Red fruit / Aromatic herbs / Spicy notes|
|Elegant / Unctuous / Fruit aromas / Red fruit / Well-integrated tannins / Spicy notes / Structured / Pleasant finish / Long / Enveloping|
Drinking and storing
Red meats / Cured cheeses / Roasts / Vegetables / Cooked sausages
Ratings and awards
|2020||92+ PK||92 PN|
|2019||91 PK||92 PN|
|2017||92 PK||91 PN|
|2016||91+ PK||92 PN|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker
A cracking little wine, and not one you feel you need to drink with a select group of oenophiles as it’s so well-priced. Great value, smooth and round on the palate - one that works whether you’re entertaining anyone from wine buffs to the parents-in-law!
One of my favourite reds
I have been buying this wine for several years and each vintage proves to be as reliable and flavoursome as previous ones. It is smooth and easy to drink and extremely good value. Give it a try.
Veru good wine.
A red wine with a beautiful colour, a clear bluish red. On the nose black currant, herbs and a hint of sweetness. Long and rich taste, fruity and soft tannins.
Highly recommended young red wine - bursting with fruity flavours. I would advise serving slightly lower than room temperature for the best result.
Good depth for an unassuming red!
This wine has plenty of character and presents as great value for money! Well balanced and offers depth and good value.
|Vinification material||Stainless steel|
|Ageing period||9 months|
|Type of wood||French and American oak|
Finca El Valle
|Climate||Mediterranean with continental influence|
A collection of excellent quality wines, rated as the best from Jumilla by Luis Gutiérrez (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) and among the top Spanish Mediterranean wines.