Viñademoya Centenaria Mencía 2016, Do Bierzo

Red Blend Red Blend
Bierzo, Spain

$15.75 (574608)

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September 15, 2018

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A superb Bierzo from centenary mencía vines, with exceptional florality, deep, dark fruit aromatics, noted but...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Take a step up and forward with mencía from really old vines that gift the quality and understanding of intelligent...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is has a fairly lifted and attractive almost syrah-like nose of smoked meat, capers, vanillin, sweet cherry and...

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Gilles Crepeau
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Vladimir Torres
Vladimir Torres

Mencía is such an interesting grape. It seems that even within Bierzo itself it can vary a lot, showcasing great sensitivity to factors like altitude or sunlight or ripeness, etc. This wine is very enjoyable, and the medium to full body and dark fruit in the nose are somehow reminiscent of a Nortern Rhône Syrah.

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louiewl
louiewl

I recommend you drink this with something with mushrooms and/or pepper. Nice little treat and great value as well. Decant for a couple of hours if you can manage.

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

Smoky dark fruit, spice and pepper. Not as big as I was expecting, but that is no flaw. Enough tannin to provide backbone and I like the crisp acidity on the finish. Worked really well with a meat-tomato based pasta dish. Fine Mencia and an excellent value at under $16 on sale....still some left, worth a try for sure. Tasted Feb 2019.

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