Bierzo, Castilla Y León

Raul Pérez

Las Gundiñas Lomas de Valtuille Bierzo Mencia 2019

Complex, minerals, some pepper, light berries. — 8 days ago

Sharon, Josh and 12 others liked this

Veronica Ortega

Kinki Mencía Blend 2020

Field blend. Mostly Mencia with about 25% various red and white varieties - Alicante Bouschet, Doña Blanca, Palomino and Godello- from a single-vineyard in Cobrana, northeast of Ponferrada. Vines are 90+ years old and rooted in clay and slate soils. Co-fermented with whole clusters in oak vats and aged for 8 months in clay amphora, under floor. Bright and juicy, lots of crunchy red fruit. Light-bodied, fresh easy to drink. Subtly saline. High acidity — 18 days ago

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Blanco De Guarda White Blend 2013

Vintage 2013 | on advice of the sommelier, really good Spanish white from a combination of local old grapes, high acidity and thrilling minerality, paired with a pata negra with dried watermelon that was smoked afterwards | at restaurant Pollevie — 7 days ago

Paul, Tom and 19 others liked this

Descendientes de José Palacios

Pétalos Bierzo Mencía

This has a bracing cranberry tartness to stand up to its complex flavors. It stood up nicely to the vinegar and roasted flavors in our roast chicken salad. — 5 days ago

Bodegas Numanthia

Termes Toro Tinto de Toro 2003

Prior notes mostly apply; over-ripe raspberry today, decanted +4H, still holding a fantastic spot!

Nose has dried blackberry, dried raspberry, ripe blackberry, ripe black cherry, dry oak plank, violets, old roses, medium-roast coffee beans and old milk chocolate bar.
Palate has ripe black cherry, ripe red currant, dried apricot, dried raspberry, ripe blackberry, moist soil, still chewy tannins with coffee and semi-sweet chocolate on the medium-long finish.
— 14 hours ago

Shay, Juan and 13 others liked this

Raul Pérez

Castro Ventosa Bierzo Mencia 2018

Quite dark. Dark fruit, herbal, medicinal notes. Medium to full bodied, tannins. — 18 days ago

Bodegas Gormaz

12 Linajes Reserva Tempranillo 2012

This 9 year old Spanish wine is very tasty, once it opens up and much better the next day.

Showing black fruits with earth, tobacco, wood, earth, light vegetables, graphite, spices, peppercorn and smoke.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plenty of fruits. Nicely balanced with nice complexity. Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 years.

Long tangy finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

Delicious once it opens up.

100% Tempranillo grapes were aged in French and American oak barrels for 24 months.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.
— 10 days ago

Daniel, Paul and 18 others liked this
Martin Bergo

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Excellent review as always.

Vinos de Arganza

Século Bierzo Godello

Jammy fruits abound. F…ing good wine Mom. Milky chocolate overtones with oaky spiced finish. The Mencia grape may not have turned out to be the Grandfather of Cabernet Sauvignon but you can see why people would have thought it so. Great bottle for the price. — 14 days ago

Bodegas Numanthia

Numanthia Toro Tempranillo 2003

Prior notes mostly apply; more stanky than our last bottle, green hay and decaying leaves. Decanted +4H, should be showing correctly tomorrow...Based on prior experience.

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. Very heavy sediment in the bottle.
— 14 hours ago

Shay, Juan and 14 others liked this

Raul Pérez

Ultreia Saint Jacques Mencía 2018

McCarthy & Schiering, $21

Floral and dark fruit on the nose. Super complex, getting all different kinds of tasting notes with each sip. Blackberry, black cherry, wet sand, and a savory note that reminds me of herbs and olives and a touch of smokiness. The fruit is ripe but it still has a very bright acidity, maybe a touch too much for my tastes, smooth tannins and lingers on the palate for awhile - medium bodied. It may not be the best tasting wine I've ever had, but it is definitely one of the most refined and complex and was very enjoyable to drink!
— a month ago