Raul Pérez

Ultreia Saint Jacques Bierzo Mencía

9.113 ratings
9.22 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
Michael L S

Deeply flawed.

Deeply flawed.

Nov 14th, 2019
Adam Beasley

Ripe black fruit and a subtle earthy note. Beautiful silky mouthfeel and easy tannins make this super drinkable. This suited grilled chicken thighs perfectly. Great value.

Ripe black fruit and a subtle earthy note. Beautiful silky mouthfeel and easy tannins make this super drinkable. This suited grilled chicken thighs perfectly. Great value.

May 25th, 2020
Javier Garagorri

Somehow rustic but in a good sense, an intriguing wine that challenges you to keep discovering more and more its nuances. Full of personality and excellent value for money. Ideal entrance to Raúl Pérez universe.

Somehow rustic but in a good sense, an intriguing wine that challenges you to keep discovering more and more its nuances. Full of personality and excellent value for money. Ideal entrance to Raúl Pérez universe.

May 25th, 2020
Andrew Schirmer

Spanish Beaujolais. Great intro to Perez, eminently quaffable.

Spanish Beaujolais. Great intro to Perez, eminently quaffable.

Oct 12th, 2019
Ben Christen

Yummy paella wine 🥘 🍷

Yummy paella wine 🥘 🍷

Jul 17th, 2019
Martinez

Checks all the boxes: Fresh, elegant, very drinkable, great value, (chalky) minerality, dry raspy and subtly salty finish.

Checks all the boxes: Fresh, elegant, very drinkable, great value, (chalky) minerality, dry raspy and subtly salty finish.

Apr 13th, 2019
David D

Dark and deep purple but medium bodied. Mencia blended with Bastardo and Garnacha Tintorera. Floral and bright but with good drying tannins, red berries, blackberry, grapey (!), bitter cocoa, ink, mineral, some anise. A little peculiar and I like it. From Flatiron Wines, Feb. 2019 NY Times 20 under $20 list.

Dark and deep purple but medium bodied. Mencia blended with Bastardo and Garnacha Tintorera. Floral and bright but with good drying tannins, red berries, blackberry, grapey (!), bitter cocoa, ink, mineral, some anise. A little peculiar and I like it. From Flatiron Wines, Feb. 2019 NY Times 20 under $20 list.

Mar 5th, 2019
Nate Axline

Nate had this 3 months ago

Nate had this 3 months ago

Mar 8th, 2020
Jeanette Bangs

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Jeanette had this 3 months ago

Mar 4th, 2020