''Rich, medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured effort that offers blue fruits, ground pepper, violets, and chocolate aromas and flavors. Its a ripe, sexy, balanced effort that knocks it out of the park on the value scale.'' 91 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
''This has notes of fresh fruit with a spicy touch and is quite pure. The palate is juicy, vibrant and tasty, with super fine tannins and a spicy finish.'' 92 Points, Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate Magazine
''The 2017 edition is a rich, medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured effort that offers a Bandol-like character in its blue fruits, ground pepper, violets, and chocolate aromas and flavors. Aged 10-12 months all in larger foudre, it a ripe, sexy, balanced effort that knocks it out of the park on the value scale.'' 91 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
''Plush and enveloping dark plum, wild blueberry, blackberry, cassis is framed by soft tannins, and lofted with a potent freshness via the altitude and soils.'' 90 Points, Treve Ring, Gismondi On Wine (Canada Guide)
''Lush red plum and blueberry aromas with a whiff of mocha and star anise. Generous flavours and gentle tannins. The wine’s full-bodied, with plenty of rich red and black fruits and a hint of dark chocolate. For flavour, balance and value, this is hard to beat.'' Gourmet Traveller Wine Guide
Casa Castillo Winery located in Jumilla, Spain produces a fantastic representation of the region's most iconic varietal 'Monastrell' (Mourvedre): Located at over 600 metres, nestled between mountainous outcrops and with little amounts of rain, their 2017 vintage shows a clear southern Mediterranean warmth and texture. Great value from one of the up and coming Spanish wine regions.
“Considered by many observers to be the finest estate in Jumilla, Casa Castillo is a treasure-trove for fabulous values, particularly from the Monastrell (Mourvedre) grape that loves the chalky terroirs and cool slopes of the Sierra del Molar.” Wine Advocate Magazine