Descendientes de J. Palacios Pétalos 2017

Mencia

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  446484
$24.95
RP
93
Descendientes de J. Palacios Pétalos 2017 from LCBO
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    2017 was a very unusual year in Bierzo, and here they started harvesting the 21st of August, when they had never started harvesting in August. There are more white grapes in the 2017 Pétalos del Bierzo, almost 10%, not because they wanted to lower the alcohol, because the alcohol was similar to 2016, but because the white grapes achieved perfect ripeness (Ricardo Pérez Palacios told me he's never seen such beautiful white grapes). The wine had been bottled the day before I tasted it, so they also showed me a tank and a barrel sample they had saved for the purpose of comparison. However, the bottled wine, the first produced at their new facilities, was really singing and didn't show any fatigue. The palate was vibrant, with acid strawberry flavors. It is very immediate, approachable, round and juicy, perhaps not with the depth and longevity of the 2014 but really pleasant and drinkable. Drink date: 2019-2023. Score - 93. (Luis Gutiérrez, robertparker.com, Feb. 28, 2019)

    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Release Date:
    April 4, 2020
    750 mL bottle
    Alcohol/Vol:
    15%
    Made In:
    Bierzo, Spain
    By:
    Descendientes De J. Palacios
    Sugar Content:
    3 g/L
    Sweetness Descriptor:
    XD - Extra Dry
    Style:
    Full-bodied & Smooth
    Varietal:
    Mencia

    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Release Date:
    April 4, 2020
    750 mL bottle
    Alcohol/Vol:
    15%
    Made In:
    Bierzo, Spain
    By:
    Descendientes De J. Palacios
    Sugar Content:
    3 g/L
    Sweetness Descriptor:
    XD - Extra Dry
    Style:
    Full-bodied & Smooth
    Varietal:
    Mencia