On the nose, powerful aromas of red berries, specifically raspberries and cherries, and plum. Floral hints, mixed wit...Read more...
A very nice introduction to the 100% Mencia group. This one will make you want to try a few more of this varietal. Read more
Had this at La Cave du Vin in Cleveland Heights - amazing wine! Aromas that would make you think twice about it - barn yard and earth. Deliciously ... Read more
A complex wine with noticeable terroir made from the Mencia grape in Bierzo. A great front end - with lead pencil and leather, but loses a bit in ... Read more
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A very nice introduction to the 100% Mencia group. This one will make you want to try a few more of this varietal.
Had this at La Cave du Vin in Cleveland Heights - amazing wine! Aromas that would make you think twice about it - barn yard and earth. Deliciously earthy and fruity on the palate.
A complex wine with noticeable terroir made from the Mencia grape in Bierzo. A great front end - with lead pencil and leather, but loses a bit in the mid-palate. 60 year-old vines grown at almost 3000 feet above sea level delivered only about one cluster per plant! A good effort but at $30 probably not great value.
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This 100% unoaked Mencia, made especially for the U.S. market, is a terrific buy. With lovely aromatics, fruit and little tannin, it has a Beaujolais-like style and sensibility, but with more substance.
Dominio de Tares Baltos 2005: Jahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: BierzoWeingut: Dominio de TaresRebsorte: 100% MenciaRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 0.13 Rotwein
(Dominio de Tares 'Bembibre' 2002) 'Lush on the nose, with wild game, smoke, and blackberry filling every void. Almost Syrah-like in its weight, more so than the other Mencia wines that are making a statement. Which only means that it's chewy, chocolaty, and creamy... 91 points'---Michael Schachner, The Wine Enthusiast, June 2005(Dominio de Tares 'Bembibre' 2002) 'From select vineyard plots of almost 100-year-old vines, the licorice, mineral intensity of this red inspires oohs and aahs with every sip.'---Leslie Sbrocco, 'Spain Reigns,' The San Francisco Chronicle, February 10, 2005(Dominio de Tares Bembibre Bierzo 2002) 'Deep ruby-red. Black raspberry, black cherry, mint, herbs and roasted oak on the nose. Sweet, dense and a bit youthfully reduced, with round, spicy flavors of blackberry, coffee, minerals and herbs. At once serious and pretty. Finishes persistent and ripely tannic, with cool notes of menthol and herbs. A very successful wine for this cool vintage. 89 Points'---Steve Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, September/October 2004(Dominio de Tares, Bembibre 2002) - 'Rich and powerful, yet perfectly balanced and focused. Black fruit flavors are supported by toast and coffee notes from oak; muscular tannins give structure without obtrusiveness. Though elegant, it has enough power to reward cellaring. 93 Points' --- Thomas Matthews, The Wine Spectator Weekly, September 23, 2004
The 2005 Baltos Mencia comes from a less steep terroir and is aged in oak for 6 months. This purple-colored effort exhibits an attractive bouquet of minerals, earth, black cherry and raspberry. This is followed by a medium-bodied wine with concentrat... Robert Parker. A Mencia wine from Bierzo in Spain. 2005 Dominio de Tares Baltos 750ml
Another superb wine value from Spain. This wine is made from the Mencia grape, native to Spain. The Wine Advocate gave this wine 90 points. Here is the Wine Advocate review: "This purple-colored effort exhibits an attractive bouquet of minerals, earth,
On the nose, powerful aromas of red berries, specifically raspberries and cherries, and plum. Floral hints, mixed with tobacco are evident as well. It is very well-structured on the palate with impeccable balance. A rich, elegant, long finish expresses excellent acidity. Toasted notes of exotic spices linger on the tongue.
|Sugar: 2.0 grams per liter||Total Acidity: 4.8 grams per liter|
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