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Villa de Corullon Bierzo Mencía

9.0265 ratings
9.094 pro ratings
Bierzo, Castilla y León, Spain
Mencía
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2014 ‘Villa de Corullon’ by Bodega Palacios is a superb showing from this storied Bierzo estate. Sourced 50-100 year old Mencia vines from the municipality of Corullon, just south of San Martin, this incredible new wine shows really good aromatic range, from white pepper and vegetal tones to black tea, black currant purée and exotic spices that all are marvelously woven together in the glass. Beautifully textured, the wine shows off a soft and inviting mouthfeel. Chinese black tea, wild blackberry preserves and suggestions of pipe tobacco and leather all come together on the palate. Hugely enjoyable in its youth, this outstanding wine will cellar well for the next fifteen years. Drink 2019-2035- 93

The 2014 ‘Villa de Corullon’ by Bodega Palacios is a superb showing from this storied Bierzo estate. Sourced 50-100 year old Mencia vines from the municipality of Corullon, just south of San Martin, this incredible new wine shows really good aromatic range, from white pepper and vegetal tones to black tea, black currant purée and exotic spices that all are marvelously woven together in the glass. Beautifully textured, the wine shows off a soft and inviting mouthfeel. Chinese black tea, wild blackberry preserves and suggestions of pipe tobacco and leather all come together on the palate. Hugely enjoyable in its youth, this outstanding wine will cellar well for the next fifteen years. Drink 2019-2035- 93

Aug 19th, 2019
EatSommThings (Jimmy)

6/22/19 blind tasting wine 6 - fresh red cherry black fruits oak and slate. Pinot like

6/22/19 blind tasting wine 6 - fresh red cherry black fruits oak and slate. Pinot like

Jun 22nd, 2019
Bob McDonald

Rich crimson in colour. Ultra savoury on nose and palate - lacking the fruit it had a few years ago - still with M+ acidity and M- Tannins. Aromas of rose petals, earth and gravel. Have loved the Mencia grape from the first time I tasted it. It has the ability to produce flavoursome dry reds from old low yielding hillside plots on poor schist dominated soils. One of the 1001 Wines.

Rich crimson in colour. Ultra savoury on nose and palate - lacking the fruit it had a few years ago - still with M+ acidity and M- Tannins. Aromas of rose petals, earth and gravel. Have loved the Mencia grape from the first time I tasted it. It has the ability to produce flavoursome dry reds from old low yielding hillside plots on poor schist dominated soils. One of the 1001 Wines.

Jun 9th, 2019
Victor Charcan

Un poco de acetato de etilo, pero equilibrado, largo, muy rico.

Un poco de acetato de etilo, pero equilibrado, largo, muy rico.

Apr 16th, 2019
Septentrio Winery

Juicy and fresh with nice earthy tones! Great with caesar mushrooms as the earthy notes fuse mid pallet and leave behind a fennel like phenolic that is absolutely fantastic!

Juicy and fresh with nice earthy tones! Great with caesar mushrooms as the earthy notes fuse mid pallet and leave behind a fennel like phenolic that is absolutely fantastic!

Jun 21st, 2018
Meredith Hu

Medium minus concentration and staining, ruby, garnet rim, tart red berries, intensely herbaceous: rosemary, rose skin, rose petal, lavender, medium plus acidity, elevated tannin, elevated body. “No sure if it ages we’ll.”

Medium minus concentration and staining, ruby, garnet rim, tart red berries, intensely herbaceous: rosemary, rose skin, rose petal, lavender, medium plus acidity, elevated tannin, elevated body. “No sure if it ages we’ll.”

Mar 8th, 2018
Liz Thach MW

nice complex wine that I had at dinner at Janine‘s house

nice complex wine that I had at dinner at Janine‘s house

Feb 22nd, 2018
Stephanie Losee

Another one I lucked into at the Miraval tasting

Another one I lucked into at the Miraval tasting

Jan 27th, 2018
Scott Barber

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

9.0

I always love Bierzo when I get to try it. This is one of the mid tier bottlings and while it's delicious it doesn't outclass the basic Petalos by too much.

I always love Bierzo when I get to try it. This is one of the mid tier bottlings and while it's delicious it doesn't outclass the basic Petalos by too much.

Jul 22nd, 2017
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

9.0

So tasty! Everyone loves Corullón. Don't deny it. Red fleshy berries, purple florals, just a bit of sandalwood spice. I will say that this and Les Terrasses (another mid-ish level Palacios wine) share a certain vinosity I have trouble articulating...

So tasty! Everyone loves Corullón. Don't deny it. Red fleshy berries, purple florals, just a bit of sandalwood spice. I will say that this and Les Terrasses (another mid-ish level Palacios wine) share a certain vinosity I have trouble articulating...

Jul 16th, 2017