Descendientes De J. Palacios Pétalos 2011, Do Bierzo

Red Blend Red Blend
Bierzo, Spain

$25.00 (675207)

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August 02, 2014

Critic Reviews (5)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

2011 is a really fine, fleshy, fruity and fresh vintage for this perennial great value wine from north western Spain,...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Crafted from 100% Mencía, the 2011 Pétalos possesses beautiful boldness, balance, and potency. Opaque black-ruby in...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

A modish Bierzo, painted in purple tones, fruit dragged through the wet earth, coated with the classic, medicinal and...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This has a very ripe almost dried date fruit nose with chocolate/marzipan sweetness and some earthy character. It's...

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Nadia  Fournier
Nadia Fournier

Although shot in a modern, dainty and accessible style; fruit, ample flavors and just enough tannic roughness need to...

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Community Reviews (4)

Laurie Fox
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David Brodati
David Brodati

Drinking very nicely now. Petalos is consistently good and the 2011 continues that tradition. This Mencia is dry with dark fruit (plum, blueberry, prune), spice, savoury notes, and with good tannic structure but softening. It has balanced acidity and excellent length. High alcohol and moderate oak (older French barrels) are well integrated. Nice quaff and food friendly. Dec. 2015.

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Vladimir Torres
Vladimir Torres

This one had me won over the moment it greeted me with a captivating aroma of plums, and it's beautiful purple colour. From there on, it just kept getting better, lovely mencia, balanced tannins and acidity, and great length. Another winner from this reliable Bierzo corner of Spain.

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