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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Dominio de Tares Mencia Baltos 2004
Dominio de Tares Mencia Baltos 2004
(search item no. 85961)
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $15.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 Decanter rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

100% Mencia from sandy soils, aged six months in barriques. Having achieved 'Top 100' status with the excellent 2001 bottling, 2003 raised the stakes even higher with a rounded and harmonious wine. In 2004, the wine is rechristened 'Baltos' art label reflecting the joy of its consumers. A great vintage, 2004 promises the highest level of complexity and elegance yet.
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About Dominio de Tares:

Dominio de Tares was formed in 2000 by an enthusiastic group of local investors, leading a quality resurgence following years of neglect in the area. Given Bierzo’s ideal, fresh/mineral terroir and the old Mencía vines, quality at the highest level was an immediate possibility. Amancio Fernández, Bierzo native and one of Spain’s brightest young enologists, brought intimate knowledge of local viticulture to bear, working from the start with the area’s most serious growers in order to obtain the very best fruit.