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Pétalos Bierzo Mencía

9.028 ratings
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Bierzo, Castilla y León, Spain
Mencía
Top Notes For
ESF
9.2

Love this stuff - love this grape, big fan of Alvaro Palacios… perfumed nose of red fruit, red flowers, and gentle spices. Smooth graceful on the palate, elegantly structured, generous red berried fruit, spice, licorice all wrapped in velvet

Love this stuff - love this grape, big fan of Alvaro Palacios… perfumed nose of red fruit, red flowers, and gentle spices. Smooth graceful on the palate, elegantly structured, generous red berried fruit, spice, licorice all wrapped in velvet

1 person found it helpfulNov 14th, 2022
Willie Carter

Deep purple with a garnet core. The nose is absolutely ridiculous with jammy fruit and earth. Blue and black berries with just a touch of cranberry for kicks. It’s so pretty.

Warm and inviting, there’s a good bit of finesse and personality here. It takes around an hour for the heat to blow off and once it does it becomes silky and more refined than you’re probably assuming. More berries and earth on the palate with some really nice spice on the finish. A fun surprise of a wine.

Deep purple with a garnet core. The nose is absolutely ridiculous with jammy fruit and earth. Blue and black berries with just a touch of cranberry for kicks. It’s so pretty.

Warm and inviting, there’s a good bit of finesse and personality here. It takes around an hour for the heat to blow off and once it does it becomes silky and more refined than you’re probably assuming. More berries and earth on the palate with some really nice spice on the finish. A fun surprise of a wine.

Feb 11th, 2024
Ely Cohn

Aint this an unexpected pretty thing.

Chewy, dense, purple goop - fudgey with syrah like outlines -mencia bones - mix of reds and whites making up remaining 8%.

Lavender, pepper, tar, and blackberry.

Slurp.

Aint this an unexpected pretty thing.

Chewy, dense, purple goop - fudgey with syrah like outlines -mencia bones - mix of reds and whites making up remaining 8%.

Lavender, pepper, tar, and blackberry.

Slurp.

Dec 2nd, 2023
Russ Kujan

2020 vintage from Northwest Spain’s Galacia region, with moderate tannin before resting, think Merlot. Balanced. Tart cherry, blackberry, some sort of stone on the end. Really nice. Pleasant mouth filling tartness on the finish and dryness, but after the bottle is open a for a bit it’s less dry.

2020 vintage from Northwest Spain’s Galacia region, with moderate tannin before resting, think Merlot. Balanced. Tart cherry, blackberry, some sort of stone on the end. Really nice. Pleasant mouth filling tartness on the finish and dryness, but after the bottle is open a for a bit it’s less dry.

Sep 24th, 2023
Barny

Fruchtig, wuchtig elegant, macht Spaß

Fruchtig, wuchtig elegant, macht Spaß

Apr 25th, 2023
Neal Ferry

Great Mencia

Great Mencia

Apr 22nd, 2023
Chris Kurtz

Pleasantly surprised. Drank well first and second night

Pleasantly surprised. Drank well first and second night

Jan 14th, 2023
Oliver Monti-Masel

Want to explore more of this grape. Good sized full bodied red that struggles a bit to release subtler noted

Want to explore more of this grape. Good sized full bodied red that struggles a bit to release subtler noted

Sep 25th, 2022
Daniel Jara

Daniel had this a month ago

Daniel had this a month ago

Jan 16th, 2024
ARNS

ARNS had this 3 months ago

ARNS had this 3 months ago

Dec 13th, 2023