Gotin Del Risc Mencia 2010, Do Bierzo

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Bierzo, Spain

$15.95 (391581)

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April 16, 2016

Critic Reviews (5)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A spicy, cedary, mid-weight mencía, with succulent acids and light tannins. Wood flavour is present though not...

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Marc Chapleau
Marc Chapleau

Lots of wood on the nose but enough fruit to balance everything. The palate follows, full-bodied and generous, but...

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Nadia  Fournier
Nadia Fournier

Another modern Bierzo and indicating a calculated use of oak wood. The result is flattering - lots of fruit and a...

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Bill Zacharkiw
Bill Zacharkiw

A certain sweetness on the finish alongside lots of vanilla and oak driven spice. Well done wine, just too much...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is very deep purple black red with lifted, overripe stewed fruit aromas. Some horsey, farmy character as well....

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Community Reviews (2)

It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

Solid mencia here, medium bodied with dark red fruits and will balanced oak. A bit of spice and dried meats. Not particularly complex and the finish tends to fade a bit quickly but a pleasant wine, and reasonably priced. Tasted April 2015.

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

I love Mencia, but this inexpensive effort from the generally excellent Bodega del Abad simply falls flat. It opens with a characteristic (for the varietal) burst of aroma, mostly dark fruit like cassis, blackberry, and cherry, along with vague notions of wood and spice, though what's distinctive is the fairly strong, and not unpleasant, meaty note that prevails throughout -- but then the bottom drops out of it, the fruit dissipating and hollowness replacing it. It gets softer with a day or so, some depth showing, but without the fruit it proves to be rather harsh and charmless.

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