Casa Castillo, El Molar 2016
El Molar 2016 Casa Castillo, DOP Jumilla, Spanien
Gärung im Fuder, Garnacha,
Guía Penin 92 P, Parker 91 P
14,5% Alc. Enthhält Sulfite
"Always one of my favorite values from Spain, the 2016 El Molar, pure Garnacha from a plot that gives the wine its name, the example from the cooler 2016 showed a little riper than I expected. The vintage was in a way similar to 2013, but the 2016 showed more hints of development, and it might have been going through a closed phase when I tasted it some six months after bottling. The grapes from this sloped and north-facing plot fermented with 30% full clusters and natural yeasts and matured in used barriques for eight to 11 months. If the nose is not as expressive as expected, it's the palate that should guide you through the real character of this wine, juicy and with fine tannins and a dry finish. I tasted from two bottles that showed similar character. I found it a little awkward, and I made a note to try to taste it again the next time I review the region. Quantities are slowly growing as more vines come into production. 51,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2017."
– Luis Gutiérrez für Robert Parker's Wine Advocate