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Bodegas Del Abad Domaine Bueno Mencía 2008 Wine Review

Bodegas Del Abad Domaine Bueno Mencía 2008

Bodegas Del Abad Domaine Bueno Mencía 2008

Bierzo DO, Spain

Community Score: 91.5/100

Community Reviews: 8

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Price: $15.95

Drink: 2013-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Bodegas Del Abad

Agent: Tradesa Corp.

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Savoury, meaty and juicy with gorgeous exotic black fruit aromas and flavours. Get our of your shiraz rut with this wine.

Food pairings: roast venison.

This Bodegas Del Abad Domaine Bueno Mencía 2008 was reviewed on September 5, 2015 by

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Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

An impressive and very complex wine for the price. Sweet dried fruit, cedar, spice, mushrooms, and some telltale signs that this wine is aging and aging well. A 2008 that's drinking incredibly now. Wow! What a great wine. Enjoy 2015-2020. Tasted August 2015. 91+ points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

A beautiful wine with exceptional quality-price performance at just $16. Nice concentration of black fruit, compost, tobacco leaf, violets. Medium-bodied with medium+ acidity and a long earthy tannic finish. This is a gorgeous wine, aging well, and easily has another 3-5 years to reward. Mencia is a Spanish varietal that was once thought to be related to Cabernet Franc. That mythe has since been busted. Enjoy with a really nice grilled steak.
Tasted: August 2015
Dan Trcka Wine Blogger rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

The 2008 Bodegas Del Abad Dom Bueno, composed of 100% Mencía harvested from old vines, is a light to medium bodied, fruity wine with intense aromas of plum/red currant/cherry, some floral notes as well oak and faint vanilla. It has some distinct mineral notes; is bit unbalanced as the fruit and refreshing acidity doesn't match the tannins that are somewhere between refined to tannic (decant for 1-2 hours to allow faint sulphur notes to escape) and the finish is medium to long. It is food friendly to be enjoyed with carb-dominated dishes; drink now or age short-term till 2014/5. My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL (once decanted for 2+ hours), 88-89 pts - wine for light wine lovers. Tasted Dec/12.

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Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

From Bierzo,Spain, made from 100% old vine Mencia varietal. Dark garnet red, with inky, ripe red currant and cherry on nose. The palate gives dark cherry, blackcurrant, vanilla, slight baking spice and sweet tobacco. Dry, somewhat tannic with a medium dry finish.
This mencía was harvested from old vineyards in the outskirts of Villafranca. Its structure is monolithic, as impenetrable as a wall of slate, showing only black fruits, spices and yet, despite everything, a mouth-watering acidity. A sure bet to lay down for at least five years and enjoy. Score: 92 Source: Wine and Spirits Magazine

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