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Pétalos Bierzo Mencía

8.91465 ratings
8.9208 pro ratings
Bierzo, Castilla y León, Spain
Mencía
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Just love this wine, just tried ‘18! Nice blend of grapes from the Bierzo Valley, the ‘18 has about 4% of perfectly ripe white grapes, 6% less than ‘17. Deep Ruby with loads of Berry fruits aromas adding some sweet floral spice and flinty notes. On the palate flavors of cherry, raspberry, and strawberry with a juicy mineral edge. Well balanced and integrated with fine smooth tannins, lively acidity and a long finish ending with oak and spicy notes. Tremendous value for such a complex wine.

Just love this wine, just tried ‘18! Nice blend of grapes from the Bierzo Valley, the ‘18 has about 4% of perfectly ripe white grapes, 6% less than ‘17. Deep Ruby with loads of Berry fruits aromas adding some sweet floral spice and flinty notes. On the palate flavors of cherry, raspberry, and strawberry with a juicy mineral edge. Well balanced and integrated with fine smooth tannins, lively acidity and a long finish ending with oak and spicy notes. Tremendous value for such a complex wine.

Apr 10th, 2021
Jay Kline

Opened about an hour before serving. Deep garnet color with no obvious signs of age though there seems to be quite a bit of sediment. On the nose, dried dark fruits, scorched earth, spices. On the palate, dried dark fruits, old leather, earth, and spices. Tannins are all resolved now and this is gracefully on the other side of the hill yet remains full of life. What a lovely surprise considering this is the most humble label from this producer (this is “Petalos” before it was labeled as such). The first vintage ever released from this producer and it’s just lovely.

Opened about an hour before serving. Deep garnet color with no obvious signs of age though there seems to be quite a bit of sediment. On the nose, dried dark fruits, scorched earth, spices. On the palate, dried dark fruits, old leather, earth, and spices. Tannins are all resolved now and this is gracefully on the other side of the hill yet remains full of life. What a lovely surprise considering this is the most humble label from this producer (this is “Petalos” before it was labeled as such). The first vintage ever released from this producer and it’s just lovely.

Mar 25th, 2021
Nate Wall

Winemaker at Troon Vineyard

8.9

Floral, spicy, jam, nice texture. Spanish Pinot noir in a way. Nice.

Floral, spicy, jam, nice texture. Spanish Pinot noir in a way. Nice.

Oct 4th, 2020
Aaron Tan

Last bottle of the night, so short notes only. Thick silky texture with decent acidity. Floral, spicy, jammy, and a little meaty. Ample dusting of dark chocolate and licorice root shavings. I found it hard to drink this late in the night, but an okay drop nonetheless.

Last bottle of the night, so short notes only. Thick silky texture with decent acidity. Floral, spicy, jammy, and a little meaty. Ample dusting of dark chocolate and licorice root shavings. I found it hard to drink this late in the night, but an okay drop nonetheless.

Jul 13th, 2020
Eric Guido

The bouquet is like a basket of perfectly ripe red berries, mixing with violet florals, lavender, a hint of white pepper and smoke. On the palate, I'm finding soft textures, like liquid silk gliding across the senses, yet also lifted and finessed (I’m not sure how they achieve this), opening with sweet violet pastilles giving way to peppery ripe strawberry, as minerals and spice settled in toward the finale. The finish is long, not necessarily on fruit, but on a mix of sweet and savory spices that seem to saturate the senses, all kept fresh by lingering acidity. This is a different animal from the 2016, yet equally, if not more, enjoyable.

The bouquet is like a basket of perfectly ripe red berries, mixing with violet florals, lavender, a hint of white pepper and smoke. On the palate, I'm finding soft textures, like liquid silk gliding across the senses, yet also lifted and finessed (I’m not sure how they achieve this), opening with sweet violet pastilles giving way to peppery ripe strawberry, as minerals and spice settled in toward the finale. The finish is long, not necessarily on fruit, but on a mix of sweet and savory spices that seem to saturate the senses, all kept fresh by lingering acidity. This is a different animal from the 2016, yet equally, if not more, enjoyable.

Apr 25th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Just love this wine! Nice blend of grapes from the Bierzo Valley, the ‘17 has about 10% of perfectly ripe white grapes, more than any other year. Deep Ruby with lighter edges with tons of Berry fruits aromas adding some sweet floral spice. On the palate flavors of cherry, raspberry, and strawberry with a juicy mineral edge. Well balanced and integrated with fine tannins, lively acidity and a long dry finish ending with toasty pepper notes. Tremendous value.

Just love this wine! Nice blend of grapes from the Bierzo Valley, the ‘17 has about 10% of perfectly ripe white grapes, more than any other year. Deep Ruby with lighter edges with tons of Berry fruits aromas adding some sweet floral spice. On the palate flavors of cherry, raspberry, and strawberry with a juicy mineral edge. Well balanced and integrated with fine tannins, lively acidity and a long dry finish ending with toasty pepper notes. Tremendous value.

Apr 19th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Nice blend of grapes from the Bierzo Valley, the ‘17 has about 10% of perfectly ripe white grapes, more than any other year. Deep Ruby with lighter edges with tons of Berry fruits aromas adding some sweet floral spice. On the palate flavors of cherry, raspberry, and strawberry with a juicy mineral edge. Well balanced and integrated with fine tannins, lively acidity and a long dry finish ending with toasty pepper notes. Tremendous value.

Nice blend of grapes from the Bierzo Valley, the ‘17 has about 10% of perfectly ripe white grapes, more than any other year. Deep Ruby with lighter edges with tons of Berry fruits aromas adding some sweet floral spice. On the palate flavors of cherry, raspberry, and strawberry with a juicy mineral edge. Well balanced and integrated with fine tannins, lively acidity and a long dry finish ending with toasty pepper notes. Tremendous value.

Mar 2nd, 2020
Sean M Quinn

Beautiful acid and texture. Drank it at-will with each dish.

Beautiful acid and texture. Drank it at-will with each dish.

Oct 20th, 2019
Joakim Andersson

Fruity and fresh still. Alcohol was noticeable at first and there was some bitterness in the finish but a bit of air cured that.

Fruity and fresh still. Alcohol was noticeable at first and there was some bitterness in the finish but a bit of air cured that.

Jul 19th, 2019
Sarah Effinger

Bold, layered, ridiculously delightful.

Bold, layered, ridiculously delightful.

Nov 19th, 2018