Castaño 2009 Lujuria - 86pts

Castaño 2009 Lujuria (Yecla) Valencia-Murcia - Spain

Availability: Widely available at BCLDB stores
Cost: $10
Alcohol: 13.5%
Date Tasted: November 25th, 2011

Tasting Notes: Yes, this is a $10 bottle of wine that you will actually want to buy and will likely enjoy - and not just for its value. A pleasant, unimposing wine that certainly over-delivers for the price. There's a touch of sourness on the nose like some unsweetened cranberries and rhubarb were mixed in with a berry medley puree with a hint of prune and scorched earth in the background. The dry palate is easy going and fresh with the faintest perception of sweetness from the concentrated red berry flavours. Nice spice lingers on the palate and surprisingly long finish.

A blend of Merlot and Monastrell, this soft-tannin wine is built to be enjoyed in its youth. Stelvin cap enclosure helps lock in the freshness. Drink now-2012.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2011

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