Bottle 4 of 12, still improved within the last two years. Has benefited from the decant. In the nose prune and leather, mature, superb. On the palate still remarkable tannins but all in all very approachable. Medium to long finish with a bit dry end. Definitely not over the hill, I think people do not pay enough attention to wines in this price segment but it would return it back. 89 points with potential for more in one or two years, don't hurry to drink, it will last for at least another 6 years.
This one showed a little more its age but still had elegance and class, dried blackberry and anise with smoky-oaky notes and a fuzzy finish. Acidity is really good and just the right amount with lovely cassis notes on the finish. I have more of the Casona in the cellar but that was the last bottle of the 2005 Hecula ... Though I do have an '03 calling my name now
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(Bodegas Castaño Hecula) Another very dark wine, although the nose here is much more restrained than the 2006 Monastrell. There is dense fruit, with a smoky intensity to it, although it has a cherry and bramble character. It starts off in a very opulent fashion, rounded and creamy, but it shows more grip through the midpalate. There is plenty of substance here, a good tannic backbone, and a nice acidic cut too. This is impressive.
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