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Sherry-Lehmann USD 1100.00 750ml

Descendientes de Jose Palacios Bierzo "Corullon las Faraona Bierzo" 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.94 points James SucklingLove the focus and balance to this wine. Clove, nutmeg and mineral character with blue fruits, too. Medium to full body and ultra-fine grained tannins. Lovely length. Drink now. Biodynamically-grown grapes.

Region: Spain » Bierzo

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Color: Red
Varietal: Mencia
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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.94 points James SucklingLove the focus and balance to this wine. Clove, nutmeg and mineral character with blue fruits, too. Medium to full body and ultra-fine grained tannins. Lovely length. Drink now. Biodynamically-grown grapes.

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