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Pétalos Bierzo Mencía

8.91250 ratings
8.9182 pro ratings
Bierzo, Castilla y León, Spain
Mencía
Top Notes For
Matt Lasater

To me the best part of Mencia is its tendency to aromatically possess a richer and riper fruit character on the nose, but then on the palate a juxtaposition to tart, brambly fruit thats crisp and always contains a certain vitality to it. Balanced extract here, mineral tannins and acidic cut typical of schist soils, but there’s a little extra plumpness that’s really appealing too. Points for the price of course

To me the best part of Mencia is its tendency to aromatically possess a richer and riper fruit character on the nose, but then on the palate a juxtaposition to tart, brambly fruit thats crisp and always contains a certain vitality to it. Balanced extract here, mineral tannins and acidic cut typical of schist soils, but there’s a little extra plumpness that’s really appealing too. Points for the price of course

Jan 12th, 2019
Gregory Fulchiero

Such a sucker for this - funky notes including graphite, olives and tart strawberry, sprinkled with dried violets and herbs de Provence. Medium minus body. Well made wine.

Such a sucker for this - funky notes including graphite, olives and tart strawberry, sprinkled with dried violets and herbs de Provence. Medium minus body. Well made wine.

Dec 1st, 2018
Sarah Effinger

Bold, layered, ridiculously delightful.

Bold, layered, ridiculously delightful.

Nov 19th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

Lovely Bierzo. Very fresh and mineral quality with crunchy red fruit, mint and savory spices. Very well balanced and simply delicious.

Lovely Bierzo. Very fresh and mineral quality with crunchy red fruit, mint and savory spices. Very well balanced and simply delicious.

Aug 22nd, 2018
Emmanuel Cazes

des notes fumées, des fruits noirs, du cuir

des notes fumées, des fruits noirs, du cuir

Aug 9th, 2018
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