Red

2008 Bodegas y Viñedos Paixar Mencía Bierzo

Mencía

  • Spain
  • > Castilla y León
  • > Bierzo
Drink between 2014 - 2017
CT89.9 8 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • patsox wrote: (87 points)

    April 23, 2014 - Sturdy and flavorful.

  • Cabfrancophile wrote: (87 points)

    November 23, 2013 - Mixed results at this stage. Very interesting nose--violets, herbs, slightly feral, open even with minimal decanting. Heavily oaked palate attacks with tart pomegranate and blackberry, dense texture. Kind of an odd flavor progression as the acidity doesn't translate to the midpalate through the finish. Suddenly becomes earthy with a heavy dose of wood tannin. Hold for 5 years, though I am concerned about whether the wine has the stuffing to eventually balance the oak.

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  • Colia wrote: (91 points)

    May 8, 2013 - Bone dry, with powerful dried red and black fruits and serious barrel spices. Long finish, great balance and texture.

  • RussK wrote: (91 points)

    February 22, 2013 - Russk WW at Lola's. One of the more interesting ones if not a WOTN. Once I knew it was Mencia it all made sense. Almost no sweetness, Sp aromatics. Firm but nice tannins, paired with that liquid finish.

  • BABLUES wrote: (92 points)

    August 10, 2012 - My second shot at this one and I love it. Pepper dominates both the nose and palate. Great mouthfeel with a nice medium finish. Extremely enjoyable and fun to try varietals that you don't see every day.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Josh Raynolds
    September/October 2011, Issue #158 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bodegas y Viñedos Paixar
  • Varietal Mencía
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region Castilla y León
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Bierzo

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 136 (82%)
  • Consumed 27 (16%)

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