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Las Lamas Corullon Bierzo Mencía

9.178 ratings
9.023 pro ratings
Bierzo, Castilla y León, Spain
Mencía
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9.5

Deep ruby. Powerful black/blue fruit, incense, Indian spice and vanilla aromas on the expressive nose, with a smoky mineral quality adding urgency. Offers sweet, densely packed boysenberry, cherry cola and spicecake flavors that spread out steadily on the palate, picking up an exotic hint of star anise and a touch of licorice on the back half. Lush, broad and seamless in character, finishing with superb energy, sharp delineation and smooth, even tannins that add structure and subtle grip. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2019)

Deep ruby. Powerful black/blue fruit, incense, Indian spice and vanilla aromas on the expressive nose, with a smoky mineral quality adding urgency. Offers sweet, densely packed boysenberry, cherry cola and spicecake flavors that spread out steadily on the palate, picking up an exotic hint of star anise and a touch of licorice on the back half. Lush, broad and seamless in character, finishing with superb energy, sharp delineation and smooth, even tannins that add structure and subtle grip. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2019)

Oct 10th, 2019
Ted
9.5

Wow lots going on here. Heavy dark cherry almost port like in the way the wine coats your mouth. Smoky with high alcohol 15%. Very intense wine. Pretty sure it won't see tomorrow but might save a bit to see how it evolves.

Wow lots going on here. Heavy dark cherry almost port like in the way the wine coats your mouth. Smoky with high alcohol 15%. Very intense wine. Pretty sure it won't see tomorrow but might save a bit to see how it evolves.

1 person found it helpfulJun 3rd, 2016
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

9.0

Flower power

Flower power

1 person found it helpfulNov 20th, 2015
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

9.1

Structured but elegant

Structured but elegant

1 person found it helpfulJan 6th, 2015
Rachel Merriam

Wine Director Casa Mono

9.0

Super feminine. Perfumed voilets, pepper with balanced acidity and oak. Drink now or forever hold your peace

Super feminine. Perfumed voilets, pepper with balanced acidity and oak. Drink now or forever hold your peace

1 person found it helpfulNov 5th, 2014
Joe Corsini

Holding up amazingly well.

Holding up amazingly well.

Nov 15th, 2016
MICHAEL COOPER

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.4

Fruit and flower power. Soft attack and good intensity with a long finish. Very #bierzo and at the same time with hints of a #Saumur #alvaropalacios very nice

Fruit and flower power. Soft attack and good intensity with a long finish. Very #bierzo and at the same time with hints of a #Saumur #alvaropalacios very nice

Jul 19th, 2016
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

8.7

Got some of that sexy Mencía character, but most is obliterated by 15% alcohol

Got some of that sexy Mencía character, but most is obliterated by 15% alcohol

Oct 20th, 2015
Denis Roudenko

15.5/20 (88/100)

15.5/20 (88/100)

Jul 29th, 2015
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

9.0

Bitter chocolate, cherry liqueur. Not as much animal, savory quality that I usually get from these wines-product of a warm year, perhaps.

Bitter chocolate, cherry liqueur. Not as much animal, savory quality that I usually get from these wines-product of a warm year, perhaps.

Jul 27th, 2015