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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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 ... Read more

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 polished red shows density and harmony, delivering complex, well-integrated flavors of mineral, wild berry, fresh herbs and smoke. Not showy, ... Read more

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External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
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: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

The new releases (all 100% Mencia) include the entry-level 2009 Petalos del Bierzo sourced mainly from leased vineyards with vine age ranging from 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 personality. With excellent volume and length, it is a classy introduction to what can be achieved in the DO of Bierzo.


External Review
11/04/2011

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. Rated 90+


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.


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
03/03/2012

Bierzo, SpainDescendientes de J. Palacios Petalos is a gorgeous red wine gem from the Bierzo region, perched in the northwest corner of Spain. The legend of Spanish winemaker Alvaro Palacios continues to grow! His latest project features another rising star--the obscure Menca grape. Here ancient Menca vineyards emerge from the steepest of hillsides, their roots deeply set into unique, mineral-laden soils. Under the skilled hands of Palacios and his cousin, Ricardo Perez Palacios, the forgotten black grape (believed by some to be a cousin of Cabernet Franc) has achieved new heights. The 60- to 100-year-old vines yield less than one ton per acre, resulting in a most concentrated, unique expression of this variety and of the Bierzo terroir. Ricardo Perez implements organic and biodynamic practices.In reviewing this 2009 vintage of Descendientes de J. Palacios Petalos, the world's leading wine critics are in agreement: this wine is a winner! Wine Spectator rated it 93 points and named it among its Top 100 Wines of 2011, ranking it #26. Josh Raynolds for Steve Tanzer scored it 91 points and Jay Miller for Robert Parker 90 points. Get it while you can!Descendientes de J. Palacios Petalos is dark purple-red in color with full body and bright acidity. The nose offers fragrant aromas of blackberries, black cherries, licorice, spice and violets. The palate is rich and velvety with dark berries, mineral notes and well integrated oak. Aged for a few weeks in new French oak barriques followed by 6-10 months in 2nd and 3rd passage barrels. The finish is long and pleasing.Enjoy Descendientes de J. Palacios Petalos with steak, roast pork, BBQ ribs, grilled vegetables and aged cheeses.


External Review
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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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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