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Bierzo Mencía

8.849 ratings
8.77 pro ratings
Bierzo, Castilla y León, Spain
Mencía
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
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
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
Francisco Jimenez

Una astringencia bastante presente con notas de madera y especias

Una astringencia bastante presente con notas de madera y especias

Feb 27th, 2016
Vitaly Domnenko

Bh. Th. Am. Fm.

Bh. Th. Am. Fm.

Jan 21st, 2016
Noel Storey

Nice nose of oxo cube, dark fruit. Well balanced & decent length.

Nice nose of oxo cube, dark fruit. Well balanced & decent length.

Jul 16th, 2015
Rick Bettan

Gabe finds it nice and smooth but uninteresting. We both find it light. A little bit of spark. I found it has a bitter aftertaste. I get a lot of black pepper - both nose and flavor.

Gabe finds it nice and smooth but uninteresting. We both find it light. A little bit of spark. I found it has a bitter aftertaste. I get a lot of black pepper - both nose and flavor.

Mar 3rd, 2015
Ismael Granadillo

Really good Spanish wine!

Really good Spanish wine!

Nov 30th, 2014
Edmond Ng

Organic wine from Spain

Organic wine from Spain

May 31st, 2014