Raul Pérez

Ultreia Saint Jacques Bierzo Mencía

9.0234 ratings
9.131 pro ratings
Bierzo, Castilla y León, Spain
Mencía
Top Notes For
Jordan Wardlaw

Raul is one of those special and unique producers whose wines stand out in just about any field with others of similar quality. I could fill pages with tasting notes, but I feel it’s more appropriate to simply reiterate that these wines are beautiful, complex, superbly crafted and downright delicious. It is nearly impossible not to drink a whole bottle. I’m giving an extra point or two for the Saint Jacques Mencía cuvée because of the exceptional value it delivers at well under $20. This would embarrass many village level Burgundies at three or even four times the price.

Raul is one of those special and unique producers whose wines stand out in just about any field with others of similar quality. I could fill pages with tasting notes, but I feel it’s more appropriate to simply reiterate that these wines are beautiful, complex, superbly crafted and downright delicious. It is nearly impossible not to drink a whole bottle. I’m giving an extra point or two for the Saint Jacques Mencía cuvée because of the exceptional value it delivers at well under $20. This would embarrass many village level Burgundies at three or even four times the price.

Nov 19th, 2019
Kiley Baker

Certified Specialist of Wine/Educator/Owner of Wine Genie LLC

8.8

This was a ref from friends at Mondo Vino and it did not disappoint!

This was a ref from friends at Mondo Vino and it did not disappoint!

Mar 10th, 2019
Stefan Dolhain

2016 vintage. Flowers and berries. Fresh and juicy with rather rustic tannin. Good value at less than 12 euro.

2016 vintage. Flowers and berries. Fresh and juicy with rather rustic tannin. Good value at less than 12 euro.

Jan 23rd, 2019
Meg Herring

Bright acid, soft tannins. A friggin steal at $20. Blackberries, cocoa, coffee, wet rocks, black pepper. Decanted 1.5 hours.

Bright acid, soft tannins. A friggin steal at $20. Blackberries, cocoa, coffee, wet rocks, black pepper. Decanted 1.5 hours.

Oct 17th, 2018
Casey Curbow

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

9.1

Highly textural and transparent. Unfair to easily parallel to serious cru Beaujolais, but it's meant with the highest compliments.

Highly textural and transparent. Unfair to easily parallel to serious cru Beaujolais, but it's meant with the highest compliments.

Sep 29th, 2017
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.4

Berries, bright cherries. Minerals. Nice bitterness. Rose petals.

Berries, bright cherries. Minerals. Nice bitterness. Rose petals.

Aug 27th, 2017
Nathan Kandler

Winemaker Thomas Fogarty Winery

Hauntingly floral whole-cluster over pretty red fruit. Just the most perfect gentle tannins.

Hauntingly floral whole-cluster over pretty red fruit. Just the most perfect gentle tannins.

2 people found it helpfulNov 2nd, 2015
Bryan Leung

Rose Petal, blood orange, green blueberry. Open for 2.5 days and had high acid and tannin. For SLOW drinkers...

Rose Petal, blood orange, green blueberry. Open for 2.5 days and had high acid and tannin. For SLOW drinkers...

2 people found it helpfulMay 22nd, 2015
Michael Morris

Wine Director The Park Café

9.1

Very southern Rhôney. Kirsch, minerals, touch of hay. Soft tannins, this would go with just about anything

Very southern Rhôney. Kirsch, minerals, touch of hay. Soft tannins, this would go with just about anything

1 person found it helpfulDec 14th, 2017
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

9.1

So very 'Raul' for me. Deeply colored, still purple. Nose of dark cherries, savoury wood, bitter chocolate. On the palate this is firm, drying, quite long and what I would call nobly bitter. Not for everyone as the texture of this wine seems more important that the aromas. I believe this will repay time in the cellar.

So very 'Raul' for me. Deeply colored, still purple. Nose of dark cherries, savoury wood, bitter chocolate. On the palate this is firm, drying, quite long and what I would call nobly bitter. Not for everyone as the texture of this wine seems more important that the aromas. I believe this will repay time in the cellar.

1 person found it helpfulApr 19th, 2017