Pittacum

Bierzo Mencía

8.9185 ratings
8.920 pro ratings
Bierzo, Castilla y León, Spain
Mencía
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Carlos Mata

Very dark purple, deep red wine, and that is so beautiful to see. Perfect nose of grape chewing gum and violet petals. Beautiful wine! Almost full bodied, with great presence. Wonderful red and dark fruit flavors, very well composed in great harmony. Another great surprise tonight. Easy 90 pts. Well deserved.

Very dark purple, deep red wine, and that is so beautiful to see. Perfect nose of grape chewing gum and violet petals. Beautiful wine! Almost full bodied, with great presence. Wonderful red and dark fruit flavors, very well composed in great harmony. Another great surprise tonight. Easy 90 pts. Well deserved.

1 person found it helpfulAug 6th, 2013
Amaury Mtz

No good costo/beneficio 5 de 10

No good costo/beneficio 5 de 10

1 person found it helpfulJan 25th, 2013
Thibaut Marquis

Region Manager East, CRU Selections Terlato Wines International

8.6

Thank you @Michael Cardenas for the reco. Full body mencia, soft tannins, red fruits to start but really opens up to earthy, spicy notes

Thank you @Michael Cardenas for the reco. Full body mencia, soft tannins, red fruits to start but really opens up to earthy, spicy notes

Mar 4th, 2016
Peter van den Besselaar

2009 rich smell, suppleness in taste

2009 rich smell, suppleness in taste

May 26th, 2015
Samuel James

Woah, big powerful nose, huge structure with an elegant finish. So good

Woah, big powerful nose, huge structure with an elegant finish. So good

Feb 12th, 2015
MICHAEL COOPER

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

8.4

This wine is clear and bright with a deep ruby colour and presence of legs.

The nose is clean and developing, showing medium intensity aromas of white pepper, chocolate, vanilla, dark plums and hints of lavender.

The wine is dry in the mouth with a medium acidity. It has medium(+) fine-grained tannins and a high alcohol. It has a medium(+) body and medium intensity flavours of white pepper, chocolate, vanilla, dark plums and hints of lavender. The finish is medium.

It is a good quality wine. It has a nice structure and a decent flavour concentration and finish, but not enough to consider it very good, and it could be more aromatically complex.

Drink now, but it has enough tannic structure and some flavour concentration to be kept for 2-3 years, but it is unlikely to develop much more complexity.

This wine is clear and bright with a deep ruby colour and presence of legs.

The nose is clean and developing, showing medium intensity aromas of white pepper, chocolate, vanilla, dark plums and hints of lavender.

The wine is dry in the mouth with a medium acidity. It has medium(+) fine-grained tannins and a high alcohol. It has a medium(+) body and medium intensity flavours of white pepper, chocolate, vanilla, dark plums and hints of lavender. The finish is medium.

It is a good quality wine. It has a nice structure and a decent flavour concentration and finish, but not enough to consider it very good, and it could be more aromatically complex.

Drink now, but it has enough tannic structure and some flavour concentration to be kept for 2-3 years, but it is unlikely to develop much more complexity.

Oct 17th, 2014
Paul Masson

Very complex earth tones. As this opens up the fruit is revealed.

Very complex earth tones. As this opens up the fruit is revealed.

Sep 18th, 2014
Gustavo Martin

Great Mencia from Bierzo! This particular grappe brings its liquorized taste notes with a well integrated oak!

Great Mencia from Bierzo! This particular grappe brings its liquorized taste notes with a well integrated oak!

May 9th, 2014
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.7

Completely outside my wheelhouse. Jammy. Served with interesting cheeses @thepigchicago.

Completely outside my wheelhouse. Jammy. Served with interesting cheeses @thepigchicago.

Mar 31st, 2014
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.5

Hard to beat for the price. Classic producer in Bierzo DO.

Hard to beat for the price. Classic producer in Bierzo DO.

Jun 14th, 2013