Luna Beberide

Finca la Cuesta Bierzo Mencía

9.092 ratings
9.19 pro ratings
Bierzo, Castilla y León, Spain
Mencía
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Aromas of berry fruits and herb notes. On the palate dark berry flavors with more herb pepper spice. Rough tannins still carrying the pepper earthy spice to the medium finish. Just ok but for the price look for Petalos, much better wine.

Aromas of berry fruits and herb notes. On the palate dark berry flavors with more herb pepper spice. Rough tannins still carrying the pepper earthy spice to the medium finish. Just ok but for the price look for Petalos, much better wine.

Mar 11th, 2019
Gregory Fulchiero

Dried earth, crunchy red and black fruit, purple flowers, and cigar ... stoic but inviting

Dried earth, crunchy red and black fruit, purple flowers, and cigar ... stoic but inviting

Dec 4th, 2018
Justin Gilman CSW, CSS

Beautiful #Mencia #wine. Very dark, opaque with slight purple rim. Oily sheen. Stewed berry nose, some spice, a little meaty. Smooth texture. Became dry over time, to dusty tannin. Beaujoulais-esque. Blackberry, cassis notes. Opened 11/9/17

Beautiful #Mencia #wine. Very dark, opaque with slight purple rim. Oily sheen. Stewed berry nose, some spice, a little meaty. Smooth texture. Became dry over time, to dusty tannin. Beaujoulais-esque. Blackberry, cassis notes. Opened 11/9/17

2 people found it helpfulNov 10th, 2017
Matt Lasater

Lovely violet tinted color. Aromatic nose; black cherry compote, pomegranate, licorice root, floral, oak (sweet wood, baking spice, vanilla). Palate shows more tart cherry/pomegranate, crushed rocks, pepper, smoke, slight bitterness. Fine but m+ tannin, elevated alcohol. Juicy core of fruit followed by a mineral and spice driven finish. Grippy yet elegant. The oak is somewhat overwhelming.

Lovely violet tinted color. Aromatic nose; black cherry compote, pomegranate, licorice root, floral, oak (sweet wood, baking spice, vanilla). Palate shows more tart cherry/pomegranate, crushed rocks, pepper, smoke, slight bitterness. Fine but m+ tannin, elevated alcohol. Juicy core of fruit followed by a mineral and spice driven finish. Grippy yet elegant. The oak is somewhat overwhelming.

Jan 11th, 2017
Silvia's Wine

Founder, V&N Cellars - Barcelona

9.2

Mencia when done well can be very elegant and complex at the same time. Deep aromas with spices and perfect balance of fruit.

Mencia when done well can be very elegant and complex at the same time. Deep aromas with spices and perfect balance of fruit.

Oct 13th, 2016
Levi Glenn

A bit oxidative, with some nice floral aromatics. Medium bodied with a touch of oak and a complementary acid profile. Hoped for a little more, but good for the price.

A bit oxidative, with some nice floral aromatics. Medium bodied with a touch of oak and a complementary acid profile. Hoped for a little more, but good for the price.

Dec 15th, 2015
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.1

Wet dirt cherry and crushed rocks. Great acidity.

Wet dirt cherry and crushed rocks. Great acidity.

Nov 30th, 2015
Ed Lehrman

Already showing some bottle aroma and very tasty. Medium bodied with nice dark fruit and perfect grip. Shows that 14% alc is just fine for balanced, terroir-driven wine.

Already showing some bottle aroma and very tasty. Medium bodied with nice dark fruit and perfect grip. Shows that 14% alc is just fine for balanced, terroir-driven wine.

Jun 3rd, 2015
William Hughes

This has svelte tannins, loads of blackberries, and sweet spices. 2011

This has svelte tannins, loads of blackberries, and sweet spices. 2011

May 29th, 2015
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

9.6

Wine of the day. Complex, elegant integration of oak and fruit. Spicy, sweet and red fruit nose. Dry palate with fine grained tannin.

Wine of the day. Complex, elegant integration of oak and fruit. Spicy, sweet and red fruit nose. Dry palate with fine grained tannin.

Aug 19th, 2013