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2004 Descendientes de José Palacios Petalos del Bierzo (750ml)
Producer: Descendientes de José Palacios
Appellation: Bierzo - Castilla y León - Spain (DO)
Type: red
Varietal: Mencia
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$12.01
Tasting Notes:
tasted: March 24, 2006 , paul
tasted: January 5, 2007 , crdeyalsingh
2 stars "Color: deep; Nose: fragrant; Aromas: mineral, spicy; Acidity: crisp; Sweetness: dry; Body: medium-bodied; Finish: short; Overall: slighly unbalanced; "
tasted: April 6, 2007 , Mark Fenaughty
rated: February 6, 2006 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
92 points "This unfined, unfiltered offering, from steep vineyards (60-100-years old) composed primarily of schist, is 100% Mencia, a varietal indigenous to Bierzo. It is fashioned by the brilliant Spanish winemaker, Alvaro Palacios, from tiny yields of 25 hectoliters per hectare. The 2003 Petalos del Bierzo exhibits a blueberry and blackberry-scented bouquet, an intense ripeness, but plenty of finesse and elegance. (Bierzo is a cool climate appellation, so the wines did not suffer from the vintage’s extreme heat.) The textured, rich, beautifully made 2003 boasts a long, persistent finish. A distinctive, singularly-styled effort that admirably displays this varietal’s potential, it should drink well for a decade." Best 2005-2015
rated: April 23, 2007 , Ronald Seguin
Best 2005-2010