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Pétalos Bierzo Mencía

8.91195 ratings
8.9172 pro ratings
Bierzo, Castilla y León, Spain
Mencía
Top Notes For
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2011

Vintage 2011

Sep 15th, 2017
Bryan Calandrelli

Regional Editor New York Cork Report

9.6

Certain wines taste effortless and at peace with the universe...this is one of them.

Certain wines taste effortless and at peace with the universe...this is one of them.

14 people found it helpfulFeb 25th, 2014
MICHAEL COOPER

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

8.7

The wine is clear and bright with a medium ruby colour and presence of legs.

The nose is clean and developing, showing medium(+) intensity aromas of blackberries, dark plums, dark cherries, black pepper, thym and hints of violents and game. The wine is dry in the mouth with a medium acidity.

It has medium(+) fine-grained tannins and a high slightly warm alcohol. It has a medium(+) body and pronounced intensity flavours of blackberries, dark plums, black pepper, thym and hints of violets. The finish is medium(+).

It is a very good quality wine. It shows a very nice complexity provided by floral, spicy and herbal notes, it has a great flavour concentration and a quite decent finish. On the other hand the alcohol is slightly unbalanced, maybe some more acidity would have made the wine a bit fresher.

Can drink now, but it has enough tannic structure and fruit concentration to develop some more complex tertiary aromas in the next 2-3 years.

The wine is clear and bright with a medium ruby colour and presence of legs.

The nose is clean and developing, showing medium(+) intensity aromas of blackberries, dark plums, dark cherries, black pepper, thym and hints of violents and game. The wine is dry in the mouth with a medium acidity.

It has medium(+) fine-grained tannins and a high slightly warm alcohol. It has a medium(+) body and pronounced intensity flavours of blackberries, dark plums, black pepper, thym and hints of violets. The finish is medium(+).

It is a very good quality wine. It shows a very nice complexity provided by floral, spicy and herbal notes, it has a great flavour concentration and a quite decent finish. On the other hand the alcohol is slightly unbalanced, maybe some more acidity would have made the wine a bit fresher.

Can drink now, but it has enough tannic structure and fruit concentration to develop some more complex tertiary aromas in the next 2-3 years.

12 people found it helpfulOct 17th, 2014
Thomas Weber

Mixed feelings...rustic, funky with red fruit, pepper and spice in background.

Mixed feelings...rustic, funky with red fruit, pepper and spice in background.

4 people found it helpfulJul 20th, 2014
Alejandro Artigas

Best Petalos so far. Tried 09, 10, 11 showing greatest complexity. One of the best value out there. Still.

Best Petalos so far. Tried 09, 10, 11 showing greatest complexity. One of the best value out there. Still.

3 people found it helpfulAug 17th, 2014
Caleb Mosley

Incredible value and uniquely delicious! Solid.

Incredible value and uniquely delicious! Solid.

3 people found it helpfulNov 30th, 2013
Дмитрий .

Очень танинное. Сначала много кислотности, подышав час становится слаще, кислотность со временем уходит. Тело плотное. Хорошее вино, но не моё.

Очень танинное. Сначала много кислотности, подышав час становится слаще, кислотность со временем уходит. Тело плотное. Хорошее вино, но не моё.

1 person found it helpfulNov 16th, 2017
Austin Hohnke

Demonstrating consistency from Palacios. Minimal intervention wine with floral fragrance plus a dash of barnyard. Elegant concentration of raspberries and soft spice with seamless oak integration. Benchmark Bierzo.

Demonstrating consistency from Palacios. Minimal intervention wine with floral fragrance plus a dash of barnyard. Elegant concentration of raspberries and soft spice with seamless oak integration. Benchmark Bierzo.

1 person found it helpfulNov 27th, 2016
Nick Simmons

Delicious. Ended up pairing very well with steak and mushroom cream sauce. Very drinkable.

Delicious. Ended up pairing very well with steak and mushroom cream sauce. Very drinkable.

1 person found it helpfulSep 22nd, 2016
Reid Kinnett

Cru Beaujolais meets bourgueil

Cru Beaujolais meets bourgueil

1 person found it helpfulAug 29th, 2016