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AKILIA 11 CHANO VILLAR
AKILIA 2011 CHANO VILLAR
70 YEAR OLD MENCIA
Item: #378144
Bottle Size:750ml
$29.95
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Akilia was created in December 2010 by Mario Rovira, a disciple of Jean-Claude Berrouet of Petrus fame, with whom he had worked at La Fleur Petrus in Bordeaux.The 2011 Chano Villar Read More...
comes from a vineyard of that name, 2 hectares on a clay and slate soil slope. It’s fermented and aged for nine months in cement vats. Not so deeply colored, the nose has lots of wild berries, some leather and an herbaceous touch. The palate is medium-bodied, supple, and drinkable, with a nice bitter end. 8,000 bottles were produced. Drink 2013-2015.
AKILIA 14 "K"
AKILIA 2014 "K"
OLD VINE PALOMINO & DONA BLANCA
Item: #378013
Bottle Size:750ml
$31.95
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Really something unique and special, a blend of old vine Palomino 75% and 25% Doña Blanca (aka Síria, a very old variety native to Northwestern Iberia). Valdesacia is a half acre (0.Read More...
2 hectares) vineyard! Sand over quarts and slate. Very bright, delicate, complex, citric, with a dark minerality. A serious and fine wine, with notes of grapefruit and lemon juice on a herbal background. Produced in extremely tiny quantities.
LOSADA 13 EL PAJARO ROJO
$12.95
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WINE & SPIRITS 93 POINTS "BEST BUY" - "Mencía thrives on slate, but when it's grown on clay it can tend toward low-acid wines. That's the case in Read More...
certain areas of Bierzo, expecially around Villafranca, the capital of the D.O. This wine, from 30- to 40-year-old vines, seems to be an exception. With rich flavors of ripe red fruit, earth and spice, this is a complex and juicy Bierzo. Yes, its texture is soft and creamy, but it runs deep into meaty flavors and mineral tannins, a wine that needs oxtail today or five years in bottle."
PALACIOS 06 CORULLON
DECENDIENTES DE J.PALACIOS 2006 CORULLON
100% MENCIA
Item: #380552
Bottle Size:750ml
$49.98
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WINE ENTHISIAST 92 POINTS - " A high level of purity from the start. The bouquet attracts with strong scents of mineral, flowers, wild herbs, Read More...
berry fruit and toast. There’s no shortage of bracing acidity, so the body weight and balance are just right. One of Spain’s most food-friendly, elegant wines, and not run of the mill. The best expression of Mencia on the market today."
PALACIOS 09 MONCERBAL
PALACIOS 2009 MONCERBAL
Item: #302499
Bottle Size:750ml
$89.99
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Glass-staining purple. Intense, expansive aromas of red and dark berries, smoky Indian spices, violet and licorice. Spicy, mineral-accented black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors Read More...
show excellent clarity and become sweeter with air. This precise, lively, concentrated wine displays a deft blend of power and finesse. The mineral and red fruit notes repeat on the clean, nervy finish.
PALACIOS 10 MONCERBAL
DESCENDIENTES DE JOSE PALACIOS 10 MONCERBAL
Item: #380862
Bottle Size:750ML
WA:94
$89.99
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WINE ADVOCATE 94 POINTS - The 2007 Corullon Moncerbal was aged in 100% new French oak. It is dark ruby-colored with an already complex aromatic array Read More...
of pain grille, pencil lead, Asian spices, incense, and assorted black fruits. Velvety-textured, suave, and intensely flavored, it admirably combines elegance and power. The finish lasts for 40-seconds. Give it 3-4 years of additional cellaring and drink it from 2013 to 2022.During the late 1980's Alvaro Palacios travelled his native Spain selling French barriques to winemakers. But his journeyshad a second purpose: to find the best place to achieve his goal of making Spain's greatest wine. He ultimately decided, in1990, on Priorato, where he would achieve worldwide fame with L'Ermita and Finca Dofi. But there had been a closecontender: Bierzo. It had all the ingredients that Alvaro wanted —incredibly steep hillside vineyards, distinctive terroirs and, mostimportantly, ancient vineyards of Mencía— a unique red grape believed brought by French pilgrims during the Middle Ages.
PALACIOS 13 PETALOS
DESCENDIENTES DE JOSE PALACIOS 2013 PETALOS
Item: #380113
Bottle Size:750ML WS:91
$18.98
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#53 ON WIE SPECTATOR TOP OF 2015
WINE SPECTATOR 91 POINTS - "Expressive flavors of black cherry, currant, licorice, Read More...
mineral and smoke mingle in this focused red. The texture is gentle but firm, with well-integrated tannins and racy acidity providing structure. A compact wine that shows good intensity. Drink now through 2023."

During the late 1980’s, Alvaro Palacios travelled his native Spain selling French barriques to winemakers. But his journeys had a second purpose: to find the best place to achieve his goal of making Spain's greatest wine. He ultimately decided, in 1990, on Priorato, where he would achieve worldwide fame with "L'Ermita" and "Finca Dofi." But there had been a close contender: Bierzo. It had all the ingredients that Alvaro wanted—incredibly steep hillside vineyards, distinctive terroirs and, most importantly, ancient vineyards of Mencía—a unique red grape believed brought by French pilgrims during the Middle Ages. Old vineyards lined the precipitous hillsides there, and the local soils were extremely poor-composed mostly of schist-but with incredible diversity. The minute variations in soils and exposures across this zone immediately reminded the two of Burgundy's Côte d'Or, or Piedmont's Langhe hills.
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