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 Vintage2006 Label 1 of 5 
ProducerBodegas y Viñedos de Murcia
VarietyMourvedre Blend
DesignationPico Madama
UPC Code(s)858828001132

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2011 and 2019 (based on 4 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.4 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 40 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by mjcchester on 10/9/2014: cork issue (556 views)
 Tasted by fdusonchet on 4/27/2014 & rated 92 points: Fruit confiture riche et gourmand un grand plaisir (1026 views)
 Tasted by jtinto on 8/29/2013 & rated 90 points: After following this for several years this is now showing its best. Early on it was all over the place. It's now composed, integrated. Nice. 14% ABV. (1836 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 11/17/2012 & rated 92 points: Lots going on - a bit of fireworks. A lot of fruit, long extended finish, a kind of zesty bite but still pretty composed. (2935 views)
 Tasted by drum-wine on 11/16/2012 & rated 88 points: already has had its days. Still quite enjoyable. (2774 views)
 Tasted by jtinto on 1/24/2012 & rated 85 points: This bottle didn't show nearly as well as the last. Bottle variation? Could it be fading very very quickly? (3937 views)
 Tasted by wurzel68 on 9/28/2011 & rated 88 points: Tiefdunkel purpur, sehr extraktreich; an der Nase Zigarrenkistenfeeling, viel reife Beerenfrucht, Anis, Eukalyptus, Gewürze; weicher, fetter und moderner Wein, allerdings handwerklichokay mit guter Säurestruktur, mittlerem Tannin, rauchigen Anklängen und langem Abgang versehen; sicher kein Terroirwein (4015 views)
 Tasted by Alex H on 4/8/2011 & rated 82 points: Also jammy and ripe. Big juicy plums and dark strawberries with a bit of green capsicums (3507 views)
 Tasted by celk on 4/8/2011 & rated 83 points: Burghound in Asia (DRC vs the World Blind Tasting) (St Regis, Brasserie Les Saveurs): Fruit driven wine. Nice grip on the palate but a little lacking in air and presence. (4253 views)
 Tasted by Paul S on 4/8/2011 & rated 88 points: Post DRC-tasting Dinner (Jade Palace, Forum Galleria): Highly rated for a wine of its price, but I thought it was hardly more than just a decent drink. Big nose, modern - could explain why Parker rated it - plenty of glycerol, vanilla, lifted black fruit, earth, eucalyptus and flowers. Very attractive, but in a rather in your face way. The palate was well-made, but not quite to my taste with big flavours of prunes and plums wed to slightly rustic tannins and a background of meat, bramble and a whiff of smoky, spicy notes at the finish. Okay, but not one I am likely to revisit, even at the very reasonable place. (4543 views)
 Tasted by jtinto on 2/21/2011 & rated 90 points: Full bodied with dark fruit and leather. Drink. (3894 views)
 Tasted by Fonz on 1/8/2011 & rated 91 points: Cherry and leather with hints of cranberry, nice and big. Served with maple roasted salmon and root vegetables. (4332 views)
 Tasted by hurrican1 on 12/31/2010 & rated 92 points: Parker gives it a 92. good value for $20 (4402 views)
 Tasted by la_bacchus on 9/6/2010 & rated 90 points: Didn't have the same problems as the last taster. The wine is calming down with age, and the graphite element is becoming more present. I wasn't thrilled with this wine when I first purchased it, but I am liking it a lot more. The wine has structure to last for a few more years, and i am excited to what happens to the graphite pencil-shaving notes as the fruit begins to drop out. (4862 views)
 Tasted by NTR on 9/5/2010 & rated 87 points: Pleasant sweet nose beguiles a tart, hot, harsh wine with overly spicy aftertaste. What makes is wine odd is that every few sips it seems very good but then quickly becomes harsh again. The pencil shaving benefits of the petit verdot is evident but the softening from the Monastrell is not there at all. This is pretty disjointed. Will post again next time I open one (sadly have more...if u want at a good price, email me). (5078 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 8/5/2010 & rated 91 points: Detailed notes will have to wait until next time. From memory, dark, full bodied, big with dark cherries and black fruits, and loaded with spices that build in a moderate finish. Very delicious fruit, youthful, big structure. Very good value at around 30. (4942 views)
 Tasted by Rich S on 2/16/2010 & rated 91 points: Dark purple color. Very prominent aroma of dried cherries and dark red fruits on the nose. More of the same on the palate along with some caramel/butterscotch notes from the oak treatment. A little hot on the back end but not too much. Balanced tannins and smooth mouthfeel and finish. Continued to get better as it sat in the decanter. Very nice wine for the money. (5286 views)
 Tasted by wirelesswine on 2/15/2010 & rated 92 points: No formal notes, but outright delicous! (5294 views)
 Tasted by ilmvino on 1/16/2010 & rated 90 points: Well made and easily approachable now. 95 seems a bit high, but I am pleased with purchase of a 6-pack. I won't be waiting until 2012 to try again. (5358 views)
 Tasted by 11mcraig on 5/7/2009 & rated 92 points: Popped and poured, very nice after 20 minutes. Cherries, dark berries, vanilla on the nose. Dry, light tannins, tight finish. RP rated 95+....nice wine but not a 95. (5875 views)
 Tasted by psmith on 4/11/2009: Red cherry liqueur and sweat/leather notes - like a Spanish Chateauneuf. Big and flashy; modern styling. Fine tannins. Enjoyable. (5826 views)
 Tasted by Danishwine on 9/23/2008 & rated 91 points: A Fantastic wine for the price - Very drinakable now if you let it sit in a decanter a couple of hours. but this one is going to great in 3-5 years - vey good QPR (5985 views)
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Mourvedre Blend

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Vinos de España - Wines of Spain (Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior) | Wikipedia

Spain is the third largest wine producing nation in the world, occupying the majority of the Iberian Peninsula with vast diversity in climate, culture, and of course, wine. From inky, dark reds of the [Priorat] to dry, white Finos from Andalusia, Spain can easily boast of elaborating a wide variety of notable styles. Within Spain there are currently 62 demarcated wine regions, of which a handful have gained international recognition: [Rioja], Priorat and [Ribera del Duero]. Yet these regions are only a small sample of the high quality wines Spain produces. Regions such as Cava, Penedes, Somontano, Galicia, Rueda and Jerez are only a few of the numerous regions worthy of exploration throughout Spain. Spain can also lay claim to having the most land under vine in the world, growing up to, by some accounts, 600 indigenous varietals of which Tempranillo is their most well known. Other popular varietals include [Garnacha], Bobal and Monastrell for reds and for whites; the infamous Palomino Fino grape which is used in the production of sherry wine, Pedro Ximenez in Montilla Morilles, Albarino used in the creation of the bright, effervescent wines of Galicia, and Verdejo in Rueda. - Source: - Catavino.net

Spain is not in the forefront of winemaking for its dessert wines, other than for its sweet wines from Sherry country including the highly revered Olorosos and Amontillados. But apart from Sherry Spain has a range of styles of dessert wines, ranging from the those made from the Pedro Ximenez grape primarily in Jerez and Montilla-Moriles) to luscious, red dessert wines made in the Mediterranean from the Garnacha (Grenache) grape. Some good Moscatels are made in Mallorca, Alicante and Navarre. The northwest corner of Spain, Galicia, with its bitter Atlantic climate, is even making dessert wines, called “Tostadillos” in the village of Ribadivia (similar to France’s “Vin de Paille”). The Canary Islands have made interesting dessert wines for centuries (they are mentioned by Shakespeare, for example) and in recent years the quality of winemaking has been improved and the Canary Islands wines are being better marketed now. The winemaking styles for “Vinos Dulces” are also diverse, from “Late Harvest” (Vendimia Tardía) to “Fortified Wines” (Fermentación Parcial). Based on in-spain.info.


Located in Southeastern Spain, the "lost" region of Yecla lies to the east of Jumilla and to the west of Alicante. Fortunately, this region was spared much of the wrath of the phylloxera plague, and many ungrafted and extremely old vines remain. The Yecla region’s progressive leader, Bodegas Castaño, has long been an advocate of the Monastrell varietal, also known as Mourvèdre. The varietal is best regarded for its influence on the wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape where the terroir and climate is not dissimilar to that of Yecla. Both benefit from a very warm, Mediterranean climate with warm days and nights.


Jumillo DO (Wikipedia)
Appellation Location (Google Maps)
The authorised red grapes are the following:

Monastrell, Tempranillo, (known locally as Cencibel), Garnacha Tintorera, Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot (source=wikipedia, Jumilla)

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