Descendientes de José Palacios

Villa de Corullon Bierzo Mencía

8.930 ratings
9.09 pro ratings
Bierzo, Castilla y León, Spain
Mencía
Top Notes For
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
Tom Kobylarz

Bird is the word! Or is it Bierzo?
Either way this is like a hypothetical mash-up of Burgundy and Chinon if your not familiar with the great Mencia from this region. The nose was reduced at first, but after 1 hour it started to relent. On the palate however we had a completely different story. Red berry fruits, strawberry in particular, with hints of peppery forest floor, cinnamon and sandalwood on the palate. The finish is firm, but with fine tannin and fresh acids.
Give it a few more years, but this is an impressive wine from a great producer in an up and coming region.
#bierzo #palacios #mencia

Bird is the word! Or is it Bierzo?
Either way this is like a hypothetical mash-up of Burgundy and Chinon if your not familiar with the great Mencia from this region. The nose was reduced at first, but after 1 hour it started to relent. On the palate however we had a completely different story. Red berry fruits, strawberry in particular, with hints of peppery forest floor, cinnamon and sandalwood on the palate. The finish is firm, but with fine tannin and fresh acids.
Give it a few more years, but this is an impressive wine from a great producer in an up and coming region.
#bierzo #palacios #mencia

2 people found it helpfulJan 4th, 2016
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

8.9

Really love this vintage from Palacios. Lots of violet and floral, almost fruit punch-y character. More refined than Pétalos, and he seems to be pulling back on oak usage 👍

Really love this vintage from Palacios. Lots of violet and floral, almost fruit punch-y character. More refined than Pétalos, and he seems to be pulling back on oak usage 👍

2 people found it helpfulApr 7th, 2015
David Engel

Really nice medium bodied red from Bierzo.

Really nice medium bodied red from Bierzo.

1 person found it helpfulAug 15th, 2015
Ryan Mullins

2012. another stunner from AP! lavender, bacon, pepper and fresh blueberry. beautiful texture. the kind of wine that makes me wish I had more money and a bigger cellar. love to check back in around 2020-2025

2012. another stunner from AP! lavender, bacon, pepper and fresh blueberry. beautiful texture. the kind of wine that makes me wish I had more money and a bigger cellar. love to check back in around 2020-2025

1 person found it helpfulJan 6th, 2015
Chris Opdyke

Blueberry, violet on the nose. Oak is noticeable. Full bodied and nice tannins. This is a cab drinkers Mencia. Is that a thing?

Blueberry, violet on the nose. Oak is noticeable. Full bodied and nice tannins. This is a cab drinkers Mencia. Is that a thing?

May 13th, 2016
Joanie Hudson

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Mar 16th, 2015
Gerardo Suro

Quite floral; almost Pinot-like. Red berries, spice, hint of truffle in the opening rounded out by fresh acidity and silky tannins.

Quite floral; almost Pinot-like. Red berries, spice, hint of truffle in the opening rounded out by fresh acidity and silky tannins.

Jan 22nd, 2018
Mike Evans

Too ripe and extracted, and pretty tannic.

Too ripe and extracted, and pretty tannic.

Nov 25th, 2017
John Clutterbuck

$71; lovely and versatile

$71; lovely and versatile

Oct 23rd, 2016