Made in the natty/dank way, an approach that does nothing for this wine...unless you enjoy the smell of cooked vegetables, raw herbs and tobacco in your red wine. However, there’s also a purity, juiciness and energy that wholly redeems it in the end. A really good wine that could’ve been great. #raulperez #bierzo #mencia — 8 months ago
Big structured #Mencia - dark cherry & slate. Took a while to unwind. Good now, will be great in a few years. — 3 years ago
From Telmo Rodriguez and his venture in Valdeorras in northwestern Spain, this is a great entry level Mencia. A great value at about $12-15. Elegant and earthy, with red cherry, plum, licorice spice, nary a trace of wood in this. Excellent acidity, medium grain tannin that is fine and supple, medium bodied and a medium+ finish.
#telmo #mencia #valdeorras — 3 years ago