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Las Encinas 2018


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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.0%

Ratings and awards

202093 PK
201993 PK
201894 PK
201793 PK
201616.5 JR
PK: ParkerJR: Jancis robinson

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Jancis Robinson

I tasted the second bottled vintage of the 2017 Encinas, a Mencía red from Bierzo produced by Antoine Graillot with the help of Raúl Pérez. The grapes came from different plots of old vines in different villages (Otero and Valtuille) and fermented with 100% full clusters in concrete vats; the wine matured in a large oak vat. It has a complex nose that intermixes aromas of violets, smoked meats, earth and licorice, quite subtle and harmonious. It's open and expressive, quite attractive and clean, with a medium-bodied palate and very fine tannins. It finishes long and tasty, almost salty. It was bottled just before the 2018 harvest.

— Luis Gutiérrez (28/02/2019)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2017 - 93 PARKER

Potent leathery nose with pretty forthright acetone character on the palate. Snappy tannins and a long leathery finish. Powerfully savoury.

— Richard Hemming (19/03/2018) Vintage 2016 - 16.5 JANCIS ROBINSON

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Ageing period10 months
Barrel ageUsed
Type of woodOak