Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Glass Of Bierzo Por Favor

A vineyard started in 1998 by Alvaro Palacios...steep hillside..back-breaking...100% Mencia..a grape that 'belongs' to Bierzo.
Descendientes de J. Palacios

Petalos Mencia 2006

Bierzo, Spain

Purple coloured...red cherry aroma..mineral notes...burnt smoke..plenty of power but never heavy..this wine has a reserved sweetness (spends 4 months in small oak barrels)...tannins must be there..but hardly noticeable with the ripe fruit..dark spices
developed...worlds apart from the old style Rioja tasted a day before...perfect restaurant wine..holds up in glass and bottle...and would please every customer.
Points 16.75
PS...click on the photo..impressive..if I do say so myself

1 comment:

Joe said...

a very nice photo - I think I was more generous with this wine - maybe it worked better with Paella.