Descendientes De J. Palacios Pétalos 2012 Wine Review
Descendientes De J. Palacios Pétalos 2012
Bierzo D.O., Spain
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 92/100
Founded in 1998 by Alvaro Palacios, one of the most respected winemakers in Spain. A rich, meaty wine of great balance and length. Savory with blackberries and pepper. Full-bodied with an attractive subtle herbal note mid-palate. This wine is made from the Mencia grape, which is called Jaen in Portugal. Lovely dark spices and pepper on the finish. Great for the cellar or enjoy now after decanting for an hour. Top me up! The 2012 vintage of Petales from Alvaro Palacios rivals recent great vintages. There were 320,000 bottles produced. Aromas of violets, smoke and wild berries. Lovely.
Food pairings: shepherds pie, hamburgers, chicken with goat cheese, herbed crusted tenderloin.
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This Descendientes De J. Palacios Pétalos 2012 was reviewed on December 6, 2014 by Natalie MacLean
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|Marco Giovanetti rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Medium purple with ruby nuances. Beautiful tears on the glass. Lovely aromas of violets confection leaf, black and blueberries with tobacco and a cool mint notes and streamlined minerality. In the mouth, medium to full body with a silky acidity. Polished, modern and fresh tasting. Very balanced with soft tannins and a flowery finale
|Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
A pretty wine from the northwest region of Bierzo, Spain. The predominant varietal grown here in Mencia. This varietal loves the cool climate, hillsides and mineral-laden soils of this area. This Mencia wine is plump and juicy. Lots of dark red and black fruit, fresh herbs,floral, pepper, coffee and a sweet spice on the back. The tannins are soft and gentle while the acidity is fresh and clean. The winemaker crafted this wine for early consumption. It has potential to cellar over the next 3 years. Long elegant finish. Enjoy with grilled red meat.
Tasted: December 2014
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