Bodega del Abad

Gotín del Risc Bierzo Mencía

8.656 ratings
8.95 pro ratings
Bierzo, Castilla y León, Spain
Mencía
Top Notes For
Riccardo L.

I followed a 2005 Bordeaux with this... and despite the fact that the label scream "girls night out" it tastes like... well it tastes really good. Amazing achievement considering it's place in the lineup tonight.

I followed a 2005 Bordeaux with this... and despite the fact that the label scream "girls night out" it tastes like... well it tastes really good. Amazing achievement considering it's place in the lineup tonight.

Feb 19th, 2018
Silvia's Wine

Founder, V&N Cellars - Barcelona

9.0

Elegant mencia with only a few months in barrel.

Elegant mencia with only a few months in barrel.

1 person found it helpfulApr 27th, 2016
Angelo Casagrande

This is really good ( despite the crappy label). Nose of flowers, earth, and with time, chocolate. A mouthful of lovely blackberry and sour cherry. Great value for $15. Get some.

This is really good ( despite the crappy label). Nose of flowers, earth, and with time, chocolate. A mouthful of lovely blackberry and sour cherry. Great value for $15. Get some.

1 person found it helpfulApr 18th, 2016
Barbara Mendoza

Great soft red

Great soft red

1 person found it helpfulMar 21st, 2016
R. Addison Wehrfritz

Hideous label, solid wine. First time trying Mencia that I can recall. Gulpable ink dark table wine with enough aromatic complexity and mid palate weight to satisfy the wine snob in any group.

Hideous label, solid wine. First time trying Mencia that I can recall. Gulpable ink dark table wine with enough aromatic complexity and mid palate weight to satisfy the wine snob in any group.

Mar 12th, 2017
Kyle Groombridge

Wow, what a surprise. Thought I was in for a light, fruity red but this sucker has some depth and color. Has a beautiful dark red/purple color and an even more beautiful nose. Baked plums, milk chocolate, tar, and a touch of sweet vanilla. Almost smells like port/touriga nacional. Dark dried fruit on the palate, with some Asian spice, blackberry, figs, and a touch of earth. Soft tannins but rich, unctuous body. Great value for only $15 - would appeal to a cab drinker, Portuguese red drinker, or cab franc drinker.. in fact, the locals in Bierzo apparently thought for a long time that Mencia was related to Cabernet Franc.

Wow, what a surprise. Thought I was in for a light, fruity red but this sucker has some depth and color. Has a beautiful dark red/purple color and an even more beautiful nose. Baked plums, milk chocolate, tar, and a touch of sweet vanilla. Almost smells like port/touriga nacional. Dark dried fruit on the palate, with some Asian spice, blackberry, figs, and a touch of earth. Soft tannins but rich, unctuous body. Great value for only $15 - would appeal to a cab drinker, Portuguese red drinker, or cab franc drinker.. in fact, the locals in Bierzo apparently thought for a long time that Mencia was related to Cabernet Franc.

Feb 16th, 2017
Bill Tice

I am a fan, value red, medium bodied with nice oak accents, rich black fruits and old world earth. Perfect served 65 degrees with grilled burgers

I am a fan, value red, medium bodied with nice oak accents, rich black fruits and old world earth. Perfect served 65 degrees with grilled burgers

Jun 20th, 2015
Jeff Gray

Actually really good. Spanish Mencia

Actually really good. Spanish Mencia

May 10th, 2018
Anthony Pro

This bottle looks like it would be the best seller at Studio 54. I love ittttt.

This bottle looks like it would be the best seller at Studio 54. I love ittttt.

Feb 19th, 2018
Mark Madden

Wine from Spain's Bierzo region never seem to disappoint me and this vintage is no exception. Rich aromas and velvety structure make this a lively, alluring, and elegant wine etched from the region's stony soil. I will definitely buy this wine again - and recommend it.

Wine from Spain's Bierzo region never seem to disappoint me and this vintage is no exception. Rich aromas and velvety structure make this a lively, alluring, and elegant wine etched from the region's stony soil. I will definitely buy this wine again - and recommend it.

Apr 7th, 2017