Descendientes de J. Palacios Corullón 2009

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Corullón is the summation of 210 distinct, bio-dynamically farmed parcels of fruit. Pure Mencia, with red cherry, tre...

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The new releases (all 100% Mencia) include the entry-level 2009 Petalos del Bierzo sourced mainly from leased vineyards with vine age ranging from ... Read more

This is the basic mencandiacute;a from J. Palacios, a fruity and refreshing red with spicy notes that give it an exotic touch. Itandrsquo;s ready t... Read more

Lurid purple. Bright, assertively perfumed aromas of blackberry, cherry, licorice and violet. Deep and spicy, offering mineral-driven dark berry fl... Read more

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External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The new releases (all 100% Mencia) include the entry-level 2009 Petalos del Bierzo sourced mainly from leased vineyards with vine age ranging from 40andndash;90 years. It was aged for a few weeks in new French barriques followed by 6andndash;10 months in seasoned barrels. It shows lovely density and purity in an up-front style. Dark black cherries, violets, and Asian spices perch on a medium-bodied frame with well integrated oak and an elegant personality. With excellent volume and length, it is a classy introduction to what can be achieved in the DO of Bierzo.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

This is the basic mencandiacute;a from J. Palacios, a fruity and refreshing red with spicy notes that give it an exotic touch. Itandrsquo;s ready to drink now with roast pork.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/26/2012

Lurid purple. Bright, assertively perfumed aromas of blackberry, cherry, licorice and violet. Deep and spicy, offering mineral-driven dark berry flavors that show excellent clarity and a suave floral quality. Tangy acidity adds lift and cut to a long, sappy finish. This wine's blend of richness and energy is intriguing.


External Review
03/26/2013

This is the basic mencía from J. Palacios, a fruity and refreshing red with spicy notes that give it an exotic touch. It’s ready to drink now with roast pork.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/26/2012

This polished red shows density and harmony, delivering complex, well-integrated flavors of mineral, wild berry, fresh herbs and smoke. Not showy, but has character. Drink now through 2018.


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12/22/2011

This polished red shows density and harmony, delivering complex, well-integrated flavors of mineral, wild berry, fresh herbs and smoke. Not showy, but has character. Drink now through 2018. 25,000 cases made. -TM - Top 100, 2011 Lurid purple. Bright, assertively perfumed aromas of blackberry, cherry, licorice and violet. Deep and spicy, offering mineral-driven dark berry flavors that show excellent clarity and a suave floral quality. Tangy acidity adds lift and cut to a long, sappy finish. This wines blend of richness and energy is intriguing. The new releases (all 100% Mencia) include the entry-level 2009 Petalos del Bierzo sourced mainly from leased vineyards with vine age ranging from 40-90 years. It was aged for a few weeks in new French barriques followed by 6-10 months in seasoned barrels. It shows lovely density and purity in an up-front style. Dark black cherries, violets, and Asian spices perch on a medium-bodied frame with well integrated oak and an elegant pe...


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/19/2013

Vintner Alvaro Palacios comes from a winemaking family in Rioja, but built his reputation making primarily Grenache-based wines in the Priorat region of Spain. In 1998, he expanded his portfolio, partnering with his nephew Ricardo Perez to make wine in Bierzo, in western Spain, from the region’s obscure-at-the-time Mencia grape. The bio-dynamic Pétalos bottling is the entry-level for this label, which is named for Palacios’ grandfather, who died in 2000.


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1053158 Snooth User: dlellis
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11/14/2012

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05/26/2012

Winemaker's Notes:

Corullón is the summation of 210 distinct, bio-dynamically farmed parcels of fruit. Pure Mencia, with red cherry, tree fruits (dark mulberry), wild spice and complex perfume - wild berries and flowers, pickled cherry, violet over fennel, smokey meat, forest floor and charcoal. Dark, livery meat palate is deep, silky and sumptuous, driven by fine, long fruit tannin.

Corullón is the summation of 210 distinct, bio-dynamically farmed parcels of fruit. Pure Mencia, with red cherry, tree fruits (dark mulberry), wild spice and complex perfume - wild berries and flowers, pickled cherry, violet over fennel, smokey meat, forest floor and charcoal. Dark, livery meat palate is deep, silky and sumptuous, driven by fine, long fruit tannin.

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