The bouquet has a distinct lemon, pine and herb element along with black fruit and mocha. It’s fairly snappy and tannic, with clipping bite but also fresh, floral flavors of blueberry and herbs. Toasty and long on the finish, with some herbal leftovers and licorice. By all evidence available, 2006 was a great vintage for Bierzo reds.
A winner and a fine value from Bierzo. Luna Beberide is a model producer, and this single-vineyard wine has a pretty nose of berry, mineral, bacon and herbs. The palate is exceedingly smooth and lush, while the ripe boysenberry and blackberry flavors are classy and finish well. What Mencía from Bierzo is all about.
Here’s a really good, young Mencia that is sure to win you over. The nose is fully ripe and loaded with pure berry aromas. The juicy mouth is warm and meaty, with pure fruit and chewy tannins. Luna Beberide’s Mencia pinpoints the essence of modern Bierzo.
Young and a bit fiery at first, but give it time in the glass and it unfolds in a way that you would never expect for a wine of this price. Medium-bodied without any harshness, it has Mencía’s typical soft tannins and berry compote flavors backed by a touch of char and vanilla. A super good wine that proudly represents Bierzo at the value level.
Massive yet proportional, with olive, rubber and ripe black fruit on the manly bouquet. The palate is ponderous but tasty, with a huge dose of syrupy berry and black-plum flavors. Ripe as all get out, with firm tannins. To call it a powerhouse would be taking things lightly. Imported by Grapes of Spain.
Floral plum and blueberry aromas are exotic and interesting as opposed to heavy and oaky. Shows rubbery tannins and a wide mouthfeel in front of roasted berry and plum flavors. Savory on the back end, with an oak character that’s not too demanding.
You won’t find a better, more affordable Bierzo than this. It carries true terroir, heft and solidity but it’s not that complicated or racy. Lush black fruit is what defines the palate, while the finish is textured and creamy. Really smacks of natural character and joy.
Floral and not overpowering in style, with good red-fruit aromas. Feels smooth and silky, not edgy, with tasty berry flavors touched up by a dollop of oak and chocolate. A fresh, easy wine to sip by the glass or with casual tapas.