Envinante Lousas, Old vine Mencia from Ribeira Sacra, fermented in concrete and matured in old, neutral oak. So much more harmonized than my last encounter half year ago and finally the real quality receipt that I was looking for from this praised producer. Wonderfull nose, playful and complex at the same time with ripe but crunchy and fresh red berries, bell pepper and red floral tones over a well defined core of black papper, wet soil and a story, almost gunflint-like character. A fresh acidity drives the palate with very present but fine grained tannins through a solid finish. — 17 days ago
Lots of dark fruit flavours, mostly dried cherries, with hints of liquorice and some vanilla. Very savoury with some minerality. Went very well with herby lamb. — 3 days ago
Very nice, solid red. Absolutely would buy again. Better with a long breath. — 10 days ago
Tons of dry dark berry’s. Starts off round and lush, dry quick slate finish. So drinkable. — 7 days ago
Crunchy red fruit, mineral. Really nice earth.
Delicious and easy 13%
Perez is great, bottle after bottle. — 19 days ago
This wine has a label full of technical information, but it’s just delicious. They talk about a wine that drinks like twice the price, and this could be one. Lots of fruit and floral flavors are held up by well-developed tannins (decant this puppy; even after 8 years it was a little tight). Food friendly acidity with a mountain stone tang underneath. Yum. Balanced an assertive Dijon cognac beef stew, but played well with the entire meal. — 16 days ago
Intensive red. Red fruits, intense. Chocolate, and tabaco notes. Complex, rich. Long bouquet. — 17 days ago
2016. Mencía, Brancellao, Mouratón y Sousón que, además, lleva un pequeño aporte de Garnacha tintorera. Atlántico, afrutado, mineral, herbáceo y con notas balsámicas. He copiado las notas de cata porque me ha parecido un vino muy complejo que merece la pena probar. 16€ aprox. Excelente caldo. — 17 days ago
I drink so much of this and rarely post a review with notes. This is our go-to regular Rioja. We are lucky that our local wine store gets a lot and sells it well below Total Wine's price.
Deep ruby. Red cherry, blackberry, vanilla, and earth on both nose and palate. Dry, medium acidity, medium + alcohol, full-bodied, medium + tannins. Can age or great now.
92+points — 7 days ago
Apple-y, bright but medium bodied. Nice super chilled. great bottle — a month ago