£13.01/ 0.75 L btl
What does this wine taste like?
|Purplish red / Clean / Bright / Opaque / Thick tears|
|Fruit aromas / Raspberry / Toffee notes / Caramel / Ageing notes / Expressive|
|Good acidity / Flavoursome / Tannic / Vivacious / Intense / Straightforward / Fruit notes / Ageing notes / Varietal notes / Long|
Drinking and storing
Red meats, Hare, Entrecôte with pepper sauce, Vegetable casseroles, Cooked sausages
Ratings and awards
|2015||90 PK||93 PN|
An excellent, round, fruity Mencia.
This Mencia from Bierzo is as good as Mencia comes. Can be drunk as is for a late night copa, or as a very good accompaniment to lighter meat dishes, not suitable to drink with Fillet and Roquefort cheese sauce for example. One cannot go wrong at the price of this one from Bierzo.
A great wine from a bodega that knows how to get the best from the local ‘Mencia’ grape. Red fruits, correct acidity with a subtle length.
When freshly opened, a stern tickle with the first sip, and then richly expansive and complex as it caresses the palate.
This is a great wine, beautiful, complex, moreish. I fully recommend, even at the post-Brexit prices we now have to pay.
This is a particularly easy drinking yet full flavoured wine. The quality for the price you pay is quite amazing.
|Ageing period||12 months|
|Type of wood||French oak|
Bodega Casar de Burbia
Casar de Burbia is a purely family-owned winery that was founded by Nemesio Fernández Bruña, the first generation of a saga of vine growers and vine-growers, as they themselves like to call themselves, which has survived to this day. That boy who, back in the 1940s, was entrusted with cleaning the clay vats as he was the only one who fit through the narrow mouths, decided in 1989 to make his dream come true and began to acquire old vineyards in El Bierzo. Obsessed with altitude...