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Sherry-Lehmann USD 49.95 750ml

Descendientes de Jose Palacios Bierzo "Corullon" 2015

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95 points Robert Parker’s Wine AdvocateRicardo Pérez Palacios told me his favorite overall vintages for Bierzo are 2001, 2012 and possibly 2015, because he sees them as very complete years, even if 2015 didn’t have as perfect conditions as 2001 and 2012; the 2015 Corullón is a perfect example of that, a really pretty wine, open, where I see the similarities with 2012. They use many of the vineyards year after year, all of them around the village of Corullón, all planted with a field blend of varieties, and they have been increasing the percentage of white grapes from those vines that they include in the cuvée. In 2015, it can be almost 9%, mostly Palomino, and they feel it polishes that slight bitterness in the finish of the Mencía, reminiscent of green almonds. Of course, there are also other red grapes, like Alicante Bouschet, Gran Negro, Pan y Carne and Negreda, that might contribute to some 2% of the volume.

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Snooth User: Barberesco
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 01/05/2013

Four glasses


Snooth User: winenut718
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2004 08/05/2008

for the price this is very good- dark purple, nice precense on the palate, a bit monolithic and thick.


Snooth User: TomSzy
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 09/12/2007

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: joshwoodward
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 05/15/2009

Light candied nose. Plum. Huge, concentrated, very interesting. Medium tannin and acid. $45


Snooth User: tokyomb
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3.50 5
Vintage: 1999 03/02/2008

Lots of tannins immediately after opening the bottle. A couple of hours in the decanter was time well spent - smooth tannins and some pleasant fruit, but not a great deal of length or complexity here.


External Reviews for Descendientes de Jose Palacios Bierzo "Corullon"

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Vintage: 1999 12/14/2009

A Mencia wine from Bierzo in Spain. 1999 Descendientes de Jose Palacios Bierzo 750ml



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95 points Robert Parker’s Wine AdvocateRicardo Pérez Palacios told me his favorite overall vintages for Bierzo are 2001, 2012 and possibly 2015, because he sees them as very complete years, even if 2015 didn’t have as perfect conditions as 2001 and 2012; the 2015 Corullón is a perfect example of that, a really pretty wine, open, where I see the similarities with 2012. They use many of the vineyards year after year, all of them around the village of Corullón, all planted with a field blend of varieties, and they have been increasing the percentage of white grapes from those vines that they include in the cuvée. In 2015, it can be almost 9%, mostly Palomino, and they feel it polishes that slight bitterness in the finish of the Mencía, reminiscent of green almonds. Of course, there are also other red grapes, like Alicante Bouschet, Gran Negro, Pan y Carne and Negreda, that might contribute to some 2% of the volume.

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