An extremely characteristic Mencia with all the complexity and
elegance this can entail. Impressive red cherry color with a veil
of violet shades on the rim. Powerful nose of red fruit (raspberry and cherry) and an assertive ripe plum along with floral notes, such as roses and violets, mixed with fallen leaves, tobacco and
sandalwood fragrances. Very well structured, impeccable balance
with a glyceric texture, full bodied, plush and elegant. Rich and
very long finish with excellent persistence together with an
excellent acidity, black fruit and balsamic fragrances. Lingering
aftertaste of toasted notes (cocoa) and mint together with ripe
plum and exotic spices.
"This dense wine from Bierzo is rich, chocolaty and reticent in its delivery of black-fruit aromas. The round, pure palate is rich and easy to like, while flavors of baked berry, earth and chocolate lead to a chewy, round finish that's friendly but structured and substantive. "
"Opaque ruby. Intense, mineral-accented aromas of candied red berries, cherry and cola, along with floral and Asian spice nuances. Sweet and penetrating, offering deep black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of candied licorice. Sappy and focused on the finish, which features notes of vanilla and cherry pit."
International Wine Cellar