Descendientes de J. Palacios Petalos Mencia 2018

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This is a project of Alvaro Palacios, one of the undisputed fathers of the Spanish Wine Renaissance, with his nephew Ricardo. We are in Bierzo, a region in Spain’s North West that is geo-politically Castillan, but Galician at heart, home to a remarkable variety named Mencia.

DJP Petalos is quintessential Bierzo: more body and flesh than its Ribeira Sacra and Valdeorras counterparts without losing that cool edge that, especially in more Atlantic vintages, defines it. Violets, loads of wild thyme, plum and smoke. Incredibly structured palate, with a pink peppercorn kick, sap and black minerals. The tannins have the meatiness and the tenderness of a Scotch Fillet and endlessly just keep on releasing flavours with a harmonious alternation of sour cherry and Ghana Chocolate balanced by a mild citric tension. Just gorgeous.

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