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Descendientes de J. Palacios Villa de Corullón 2007

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From 60 year-old vines, and farmed biodynamically, the latest triumph fromAlvaro Palacios, completing his triptych of Spanish vineyards ( the others, ofcourse, are in Rioja and Priorat). The intriguing Mencia grape is an earlyripener, but, with old vine pedigree, holds a wonderful depth of colour and isfar from reminiscent to Cabernet Franc, as was once alleged. A fascinating noseof herbs and spice gives way to fruits dominated by damson and dark cherries;the fascination is held on the palate with notes of tea, bitter chocolate,macerated fruit and even something a little chalky evidenced. (Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer)

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Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
4.00 5
08/05/2009

Blueberry and grapes on the nose. A very clean, pure, and unaltered wine with bright cherry and baked blueberry pie flavors. Very nice and approachable with light tannins and a summery feel.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
08/06/2009

Classic provencal rose - light cherry and lush watermelon flavors. The difference here is that instead of being bone dry, this rose has a little sugar on it, rounding out the wine


Snooth User: ftezen
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4.00 5
05/30/2009

Fragrant aromas of cola, blue and black fruit (black cherries, blueberries, plums), oak, and vanilla. Blueberry and plum flavors join harmoniously with notes of earth, oak, and violets on the finish. Well-structured and balanced wine with nice acidity that paired well with steak.


Snooth User: KentuckyHillbilly
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3.50 5
04/04/2010

A subtle bouquet of mineral, red fruits, smoke and leather lead enticingly to a multilayered explosion as this superb offering slides across the palate. Tarragon, basil and mineral all play a part in the sensual awakening this wine engenders. Still young, this one needs to breath at least an hour, but then is wonderfully approachable and well balanced. A long lingering finish completes this exceptional experience. 91.


Snooth User: bropaul
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4.00 5
01/26/2011

It seemed rather closed and very herbaceous when first opened, but the longer it was open the more I enjoyed it.


Snooth User: aquabat
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4.00 5
05/22/2010

This is more fruit friendly than I expected, and reminds me of some Grenaches. My sense is that it will improve over the next year or two!


Snooth User: pbrunett
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4.50 5
04/10/2012

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Descendientes de J. Palacios Villa de Corullón

External Review
06/29/2009

BiodynamicThe entry-level wine (what an entry!) is the 2007 Petalos del Bierzo, 100% Mencia from vineyards ranging in age from 40 to 90 years. It spends its first few weeks in new French barriques before transfer to seasoned oak for 6 to 10 months. Saturated purple in color, it offers up a super-fragrant bouquet of smoke, violets, mineral, wild blueberry, and black raspberry. Fruity yet complex on the palate, it has superb depth, grip, and balance. This sexy effort can be enjoyed over the next six years but only hedonists need apply. Descendientes de Jose Palacios’ first vintage was 1999.


External Review
04/16/2009

Nase: dezente Holznote, süssliche Frucht, Mango, Birne; Gaumen: weicher Auftakt, Leichte Holznote, Schöne Struktur, viel Schmelz


External Review
05/22/2011

This is Descendientes' so-called starter Bierzo, but it rises above the tried and true value zone to exhibit mineral, crushed violet petals, graham cracker and pure dark-fruit aromas. The palate is smooth and plush, with lush black-fruit flavors, easygoing tannins and some creamy length. It's not as vivid as the 2005, but it's still mighty impressive.


External Review
05/22/2011

The 2006 Petalos del Bierzo is purple-colored with a fragrant nose of violets, lavender, mulberry, and blueberry. Ripe, supple, and sweetly fruited, it will evolve for 2-3 years and drink well through 2015.


External Review
05/22/2011

This balanced red offers bright cherry and cranberry fruit, with licorice and mineral accents. Not a big wine, but nervy and intense. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
05/22/2011

Ruby-red. Vibrant red berry and cherry aromas are underscored by pungent minerality and rose; this smells like a great Chambolle-Musigny. Sweet raspberry and floral pastille flavors are enlivened by brisk acidity and gain sweetness with air. Very suave, focused and strikingly pure wine with superb complexity and poise.


External Review
02/07/2010

Mas Borràs Pinot Noir 2007 - Miguel Torres : Mas Borràs Pinot Noir 2007 - Rotwein von Miguel Torres In der Nase verbreitet dieser außergewöhnliche Rotwein intensive florale Noten, am Gaumen saftige Aromen von Erdbeere und Cassis. Das Finale wird von einem Hauch Trüffel und Gewürze geprägt. Der Weinberg in den Hochlagen des Penedès auf der Einzellage Mas Borràs und die Reife in französischer Neverseiche lassen diese typischen Nuancen der Edelrebsorte Pinot Noir entstehen. Der Mas Borràs Pinot Noir 2007 ist ein toller Begleiter von gebratenem Wildgeflügel, geräucherter oder glacierter Entenbrust oder Pasta mit Streifen von Lamm und Kräutern. Der Wein sollte eine Stunde vor dem Genuss geöffnet werden.Geerntet, selektiert und entrappt wurden die Trauben ab Anfang September vollständig von Hand. Die alkoholische Gärung, die bei 27- 29 °C gehalten wurde, fand in Edelstahl statt, darin wurde auch die Maische 14 Tage gehalten. Der biologische Säureabbau fand bereits im kleinen Eichenholzfass (50% neue Neverseiche) statt, so dass knapp 12 Monate später der Wein abgefüllt werden konnte.     Weingut: Miguel TorresLand: SpanienRegion: Katalonien - PenedèsRebsorte: 100% Pinot NoirAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 6,1 g/lEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18 °CLagerfähigkeit: bis mindestens 2012 Rotwein > Spanien > Katalonien


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From 60 year-old vines, and farmed biodynamically, the latest triumph fromAlvaro Palacios, completing his triptych of Spanish vineyards ( the others, ofcourse, are in Rioja and Priorat). The intriguing Mencia grape is an earlyripener, but, with old vine pedigree, holds a wonderful depth of colour and isfar from reminiscent to Cabernet Franc, as was once alleged. A fascinating noseof herbs and spice gives way to fruits dominated by damson and dark cherries;the fascination is held on the palate with notes of tea, bitter chocolate,macerated fruit and even something a little chalky evidenced. (Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer)

Dietary Information: Organic


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