93 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Limpid ruby. Expressive, mineral-accented cherry, black raspberry and violet pastille aromas are complemented by suggestions of exotic spices and licorice. Sweet, seamless and penetrating on the palate, offering intense dark berry, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors that show excellent clarity and spicy lift. Displays appealing sweetness on an impressively long, juicy finish that features repeating smoky minerality and subtle, slow-building tannins. (Fermented in large, French oak vats and aged in neutral French oak barrels.) Drink: 2020-2029. (Mar 2019)"
93 points Peñín Guide to Spanish Wine: "(mencía). Colour: cherry, garnet rim. Nose: ripe fruit, wild herbs, spicy, toasty, fine reductive notes, earthy notes. Palate: balanced, spicy, long, fruity aftertaste. (2018)"
Producer notes: "Old-vine Mencía. With fragrant, violet-like florals and brambly blue and purple fruits, this wine has an air of freshness and finesse. The palate is really plush and supple and bathed in smoky dark cherry fruit flavors. Impressive. Drink now."
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