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Descendientes de J. Palacios, ‘Petalos’ Bierzo 2006

May 29, 2008

~$20US, 100% Mencia, Bierzo, Spain

Deep purple and magenta. Almost thick in it’s aromatics with robust plum, blueberry, black cherry, earthy wet leaves, leather and dried herbs – oregano. Lots of complexity on the nose; echoed on the palate. Medium weight and mercurial – lots of fruit, herbal, and earthy interplay. Anise one moment, curry another, dry smokiness then peppery spice. Perfect fruit ripeness, good acidic lift = richness with vibrancy.

This is real, interesting wine – and so far, the best value wearing the Palacios name that I’ve tasted.

With wines like this in the $20 range, Bierzo a region to watch.

One Comment leave one →
  1. June 3, 2008 1:14 am

    Wow. This sounds like another one I want to try. Anything with all that earthiness catches my attention right away. Where did you get this?

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