Hecula, resplendent under its new and snazzy label, is a fantastic value red wine with serious character from Yecla in Spain's south east. Brooding dark fruits come together with brighter red fruits and smoky, meaty, savoury notes to give a wine of depth and interest. The region of Yecla is dry and sunny and ideal for growing the Monastrell variety. These low yielding, old vines grow on sandy-stony, limestone soils and give intense concentrated fruit.
Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"Intense and shiny cherry red colour. On the nose, it blooms pleasant ripe red fruit aromas, sweet spices. It has very elegant and integrated wooden notes that do not cover its intense fruitiness. It is well-balanced, fresh, with elegant soft tannins and a good acidity. Long and very well structured."
91/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, August 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"Gorgeously fruited and instantly appealing, the wine shows dark plum and black cherry characters with nuances of olive, anise and earthy mushrooms on the nose. The palate delivers lovely weight and fruit intensity, well supported by silky texture and a lingering dry finish. At its best: now to 2023."
*note this wine is under screw cap