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Pétalos Bierzo Mencía

8.9456 ratings
8.844 pro ratings
Bierzo, Castilla y León, Spain
Mencía
Top Notes For
Sarah Effinger

Bold, layered, ridiculously delightful.

Bold, layered, ridiculously delightful.

Nov 19th, 2018
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
Jason Sherman

Sommelier at the Clubs at Carlton Woods

10

So underrated

So underrated

Jan 24th, 2017
Rubychick

It was lovely, I've been there before. Pretty, genuine Mencia

It was lovely, I've been there before. Pretty, genuine Mencia

Nov 28th, 2016
Saida Santana Margalef

2011 vintage

2011 vintage

Nov 20th, 2016
George Chen

Such a lovely interesting wine from regions lesser known. Very affordable fun!

Such a lovely interesting wine from regions lesser known. Very affordable fun!

Nov 4th, 2016
Kenny Baldridge

One of my favorite regions of the world.

One of my favorite regions of the world.

Aug 24th, 2016
John McCarroll

Sales Rowan Imports

8.5

Big and velvety and deserves someone better than this stupid Loire hipster. You'd like it more than me, promise

Big and velvety and deserves someone better than this stupid Loire hipster. You'd like it more than me, promise

Feb 10th, 2016
Benjamin Parniuk

Fresh, natural. Dark and brooding.

Fresh, natural. Dark and brooding.

Oct 18th, 2015