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2015 DESCENDIENTES DE J. PALACIOS PETALOS 750ML
2015 DESCENDIENTES DE J. PALACIOS PETALOS 750ML
Bottle Price $15.99

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The entry level 2015 Petalos del Bierzo, their regional wine, in the new official category that will start working in the appellation from the 2017 vintage, a blend of many different vineyards planted with field blends, where the breakdown might come to some 5% white varieties (Valenciana/Doña Blanca, Godello and Palomino/Jerez) and around 1% other reds (Pan y Carne, Negrada and Gran Negro), all from vines ranging between 40 and 90 years of age on slopes (half of the grapes around the village of Corullón and the remainder in the rest of Bierzo). It's a showy, approachable, aromatic and open version of Pétalos, and as I tasted it later on in the season, it felt more polished and round, with a lush texture. It's extremely aromatic, in a way similar to the 2012. This is always one of the best values not only of Bierzo but for the whole of Spain.

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2015 PEZA DO REI MENCIA 750ML
2015 PEZA DO REI MENCIA 750ML
Bottle Price $17.78

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2016 DESCENDIENTES DE JOSE PALACIOS PETALOS 750ML
2016 DESCENDIENTES DE JOSE PALACIOS PETALOS 750ML
Bottle Price $18.99

The idea of making great wine from old vine Menc�a never left Alvaro, and his experience in Priorat�particularly with L'Ermita�convinced him of Bierzo's enormous potential. Meanwhile, his nephew Ricardo Perez had finished enological studies in Bordeaux more info
2017 DESCENDIENTES DE JOSE PALACIOS BIERZO PETALOS 750ML
2017 DESCENDIENTES DE JOSE PALACIOS BIERZO PETALOS 750ML
Bottle Price $19.99

93prs Parker; 93pts Suckling

2017 was a very unusual year in Bierzo, and here they started harvesting the 21st of August, when they had never started harvesting in August. There are more white grapes in the 2017 Pétalos del Bierzo, almost 10%, not because they wanted to lower the alcohol, because the alcohol was similar to 2016, but because the white grapes achieved perfect ripeness (Ricardo Pérez Palacios told me he's never seen such beautiful white grapes). The wine had been bottled the day before I tasted it, so they also showed me a tank and a barrel sample they had saved for the purpose of comparison. However, the bottled wine, the first produced at their new facilities, was really singing and didn't show any fatigue. The palate was vibrant, with acid strawberry flavors. WA

Crushed-blackberry, asphalt and blueberry aromas and flavors. Full body. Lots of cracked black pepper and spice. Chewy finish. Slightly dry now. Needs time to soften. Try after 2021. Suckling

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2015 GUIMARO RIBEIRA SACRA TINTO 750ML
2015 GUIMARO RIBEIRA SACRA TINTO 750ML
Case Price $16.99
Bottle Price $20.39

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2015 DESCENDIENTES DE J. PALACIOS VILLA DE CORULLON 750ML
2015 DESCENDIENTES DE J. PALACIOS VILLA DE CORULLON 750ML
Bottle Price $48.99

RATINGS: 95pts Robert Parker; 94pts James Suckling

During the late 1980's, Alvaro Palacios travelled his native Spain selling French barriques to winemakers.
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