Full Review

Castillo

Castillo
2018 Red Blend, La Mancha

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Other Spanish Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$8
Best Buy

Castillo
2018 Red Blend, La Mancha

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Other Spanish Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Dusty deep purple color. Fruity aromas and flavors of black raspberry, dried figs, cocoa powder, peach cobbler, and chai latte with a silky, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of roasted almonds with crunchy tannins and moderate oak flavor. This is a perfectly classic dry, old world red that shows balanced fruit, dusty tannin, and acidity, and should make for an affordable bottle that would please any lover of western European wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: black raspberry, dried figs, cocoa powder, peach cobbler, and chai latte
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of roasted almonds
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: This is a perfectly classic dry, old world red that shows balanced fruit, dusty tannin, and acidity, and should make for an affordable bottle that would please any lover of western European wine.

The Importer

Boutique Bev

The Importer
1319 Military Cutoff Rd. Ste CC #220
Wilmington, NC 28405
USA
1 910-210-6162

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Other Spanish Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
While there are several important red wine regions in Spain, such as Rioja, Priorat and Ribera del Duero, other regions are home to some distinctive wines. The largest of these is Castilla-La Mancha, neat the cities of Toledo and Madrid in central Spain. This is one of the largest expanses of vineyards in the world; red wines range from lighter-styled reds to Gran Riservas made from Tempranillo, much in the style of the best wines of Rioja. Wines from La Mancha are relative values.

Other regions include Catalonia in northeastern Spain where Penedès and Empordà wines originate as well as Alicante from the province of Valencia on Spain's south east coast.