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PAGO DE VALDONEJE 11 MENCIA
VINOS VALTUILLE 2011 PAGO DE VALDONEJE MENCIA
Item: #381132
Bottle Size:750ML
WA:91
$9.99
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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 CORULLON
DESCENDIENTES DE JOSE PALACIOS 10 CORULLON
Item: #376881
Bottle Size:750ml
WA:94
$39.99
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WINE ADVOCATE 94 POINTS - "Curiously the 2010 Corullon at this stage of development shows the effect of the wood-aging more than the younger 2011. Right Read More...
now it is a lot more restrained than the 2011. You have to deep-dive into the glass to understand the wine. The fruit is more acidic strawberry, denoting freshness. It is linear rather than round, acute rather than low with superb balance and delineation, fine acidity and very good length. You really have to pull out the wine, as the palate follows the same pattern as the nose, which is not always the case. With wonderful acidity, it is a wine for the long haul. Drink 2015-2025."

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. Organic
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 11 PETALOS
DESCENDIENTES DE JOSE PALACIOS 2011 PETALOS
Item: #380113
Bottle Size:750ML
WA:92
$17.98
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WINE ADVOCATE 92 POINTS - "The wine is very aromatic and flowery (violets), almost heady, with clear notes of blueberries and licorice. The oak is perfectly integrated, Read More...
almost imperceptible, save for a touch of spices and a lactic hint denoting a very young wine. It has a medium body, with a thick silky texture, is very tasty, with some acidic strawberry flavors. This is one of my go-to wines at restaurant lists, as it offers very good value for money and is widely available in Spain (and elsewhere, I hope!), as 320,000 bottles were produced. This could very well be the best Petalos produced to date. Drink now through 2019."

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.

In Pursuit of the Dream. The idea of making great wine from old-vine Mencía never left Alvaro, and his experience in Priorato—particularly with L'Ermita—convinced him of Bierzo's enormous potential. Meanwhile, his nephew Ricardo Perez had finished enological studies in Bordeaux and was travelling across France—absorbing everything he could about great wines. He worked the harvest at Château Margaux, and did internships at other Bordelais firms like Moueix (Pétrus, Trotanoy, etc.). He also visited Alvaro frequently and came to share a belief in Bierzo's potential. In 1998, the two decided on a joint venture and set out in search of the region’s finest old vineyards.

Alvaro and Ricardo found promising sites in a number of villages but shortly came to believe that the greatest potential lay in a little town on Bierzo's western border named Corullón. 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. In Corullón, Alvaro and Ricardo believe they have found a unique combination of soils, old vines, and a distinctive variety that will yield their own grand cru.
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