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Petalos Descendiente Bierzo 2009

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

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.

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External Reviews for Petalos Descendiente Bierzo

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
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
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

This is Descendientesrsquo; 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. Itrsquo;s not as vivid as the 2005, but itrsquo;s still mighty impressive.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

This is the basic mencandiacute;a from J. Palacios, a fruity and refreshing red with spicy notes that give it an exotic touch. Itandrsquo;s ready to drink now with roast pork.


External Review
10/09/2012

The new releases (all 100% Mencia) include the entry-level 2009 Petalos del Bierzo sourced mainly from leased vineyards with vine age ranging from 40ndash;90 years. It was aged for a few weeks in new French barriques followed by 6ndash;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
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: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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.


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