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Hécula Monastrell 2018

Hécula Monastrell

2018
Yecla (Spain)

Hécula is a combination of concentration, colour intensity, minerality, fruitiness and a wonderful t...

£6.11

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Hécula Monastrell 2018

Producer

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2018

Review

Hécula is a combination of concentration, colour intensity, minerality, fruitiness and a wonderful texture. Made solely from Monastrell grapes, originating from vines aged 60-80 years old, it receives a short ageing of six months in French (80%) and American (20%) oak barrels, with only half of them new. It is a seemingly simple wine, which surprises due to its complexity, freshness and good structure. Harmonious, pleasant, flavoursome, it reveals that subtle touch of oak which gives overall balance and makes its passage through the mouth even more pleasurable. As admired by Parker himself, it's "probably too good"; nobody would expect an exceptional wine at this price, but "this certainly is".

Food pairing

Red meats / Roasts / Small game dishes / Lamb / Meat casseroles

Tasting notes

  • ViewPicota cherry red / Violet glints
  • Bouquet:Ripe fruit / Sweet spices / Liquorice / Fruit aromas
  • Mouth:Balanced / Flavoursome

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 17ºC

Customer reviews

4.4/5
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by: K Combes (28 Oct) - Vintage 2018

Hecula Monastrell

Excellent wine at a great price. Smooth, full bodied red. Superb with red meat.

by: Martin Lanero Vidal (18 Jun) - Vintage 2017

Exceptionnel

Vin à hauteur des espérances avec des notes qui confirme sa noblesse dans sont plus simple caractère. Un pure bonheur !

by: Ailecnotrehta (18/12/2018) - Vintage 2016

Great wine from a great grape

This is a lovely wine, at a great price. You can pay more buying direct in the UK! Vinissimus service is so reliable

by: Stephen17 (20/06/2018) - Vintage 2016

Forward and honest

A full clean example of this grape variety. As far as I can tell it is un-oaked and yet is not at all harsh. Good fruit and a rounded feel in the mouth, with a strong finish. Good value.

by: Jose de la Vega (06/09/2019) - Vintage 2016

Estupendo vino

Añada muy buena. El mejor vino de su categoría sin lugar a dudas. Buen vino para el día a día.

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