Bierzo, Castilla Y León

Luna Beberide

Finca la Cuesta Bierzo Mencía 2015

Intense crushed rock minerality in the nose, along with a hint of machine oil. The fruit is dark and crunchy. It’s very intense and savory in the mouth, though only medium weight. Reminds me a bit of an intense, ripe Loire Cab Franc. — 12 hours ago

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Bodegas Estefanía

Tilenus Bierzo Mencía 2017

Medium ruby; medium intensity aromas of red cherry, cranberry,?pomegranate, garrigue; dry, medium plus acid, medium tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium finish, good concentration, well balanced, very good — a month ago

Paul, Severn and 4 others liked this

Hacienda Terra d'Uro

Uro Tinto de Toro 2013

Ken Z

Drank 2/21/20. Tasting event. Tasting pour.

Red fruit (sweet cherry), flowers, and some black fruit on the nose. Red and black fruit with tar and earth on the palate. Medium + tannins, long finish

— 7 days ago

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Descendientes de José Palacios

Pétalos Bierzo Mencía 2012

On the nose is plum, licorice, crushed raspberry, blackberry, American oak, with hints of vegetal notes and mushroom. The palate gives dark fruit, coffee, dark cherry, black pepper, cocoa, oak, and cedar. Moderate tannins and high acid with a long acid finish. I think I’m falling in love with Mencia grapes. — 4 days ago

Susan Cahoon
with Susan

Alfredo Maestro (Bodegas y Viñedos Maestro Tejero)

Castrillo de Duero Tinto Tempranillo

Definitely have been on a Tempranillo Journey lately and this grape has a lot to offer. This was a well made Tempranillo. Plums, mix of red and dark cherries, raspberries and hints of chocolate. Youthful tannin that should integrate well in the future. Would store for a few years before re-exploring.

— 13 days ago

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Bodegas Numanthia

Numanthia Toro Tempranillo 2003

We recently pulled some cases out of storage, which haven't seen the light of day for nearly 15 years, so I'll have some fun posts in the next several months.

Nose has dry autumn leaves, ripe black cherry, dried tart cherry and a hint of coffee grounds.

Palate has ripe black cherry, dried blackberry, moist soil, mild tannins on the medium finish.

Decanted ~1.5 hours, heavy sediment in the bottle.

This bottle is in an interesting spot, either an off bottle or much too over the hill. We drank the 2003 Termes last night (the younger sibling) and it was much more enjoyable. Will save some for tomorrow to check for further development. We still have some chances at a good bottle of Numanthia, so hopefully the remaining bottles are a little more exciting.

24 Hour Update: A different wine today, ripe black cherry, ripe blackberry, dark chocolate, light baking spice, apparently it just needed loads of air after its very long slumber. Score update from 90 to 92 today, good juice.
— 19 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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2003 Termes was better than this one, and it cost about 30% less, go figure.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

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This was a bottle I always wanted to try, now I’m not disappointed I didn’t
Severn Goodwin

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach It still can be, just needed loads of airing out, much better today. I have difficulty understanding if this really was a WS 95 point bottle, even close to release. I can't remember how it tasted 15 years when we bought them...

Raul Pérez

Ultreia Bierzo Godello

Very dark, supersilky and soft. Like drinking velvet bjt after a little while a lot of dark fruit but then even later you will feel the soft but remakable tannins. Very nice and complex but not loud at all — 17 days ago

Bodegas y Viñedos La Senda

1984 Bierzo Mencía 2017

This was great. Style held up well to (Vintage meathook!) steak and was a good value on the restaurant wine list. Tannins worked well with steak but we’re more robust than I expected. Improved with some air. — 17 days ago

Vinos de Arganza

Encanto Charm Selección Bierzo Mencía 2016

2016, cépage Mencia, AOP Bierzo. Très bon puissant fruité — 14 days ago

Dominio de Eguren

Teso La Monja Alabaster Toro Tinto de Toro 2009

Bummer..... whilst we were thinking to get a final glass it was only the weight of the bottle in our hands......
It was empty too fast..... very very good glass of wine. Fruit, mocca, chocolate, integrated wood, very well balanced. Best to decant with a very fine sieve as it has a lot of fine sediment.
— 14 days ago

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