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2011 Ladera Sagrada Mencía Valdeorras A Portela
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Community Tasting Notes 21
Champagneinhand Likes this wine: (89 points)
November 28, 2013 - This surely needed more air time as it was consumed at cellar temp, but as it warmed the spicy fruited nose came up nicely. Full of acid it was crisp and clean in the mouth a good with the fatty foods of the day. Mostly bright cherry fruit, but some nuttiness and spices in the background. A little disjointed so it may be going to sleep. I will try and hold my final bottle for 5 years to see how much Mencia changes after its full nap in the cellar. Great qpr wine, for sure.
smphelps wrote: (91 points)
November 18, 2013 - Thought was really quite good for a 12 dollar wine. Very clean, deep and rich, with peanuts and mint on the nose (no obvious oak) and dark fruits and spice in the mouth. We tasted this blind in a collection of unusual wines. Surprised to see the community average so low (86 at time of writing). When it's well-made, as it is here, mencia is cleaner and richer than Chinon but also has the potential to be as delicate as good Burgundy.
wolfonthehill Likes this wine: (92 points)
October 16, 2013 - Let it breathe for an hour. Then enjoy.
The nose is far better developed than it was the last time we had a bottle. We just got back from a week of wine tasting in Walla Walla and the Willamette, and this one would fare quite well in a tasting like those you do at a winery. Complex, rich, and paired VERY well with a spicy Moroccan curry-like dish. Could stand another year or so if you want to hold it - but not more than that.
Champagneinhand Likes this wine: (90 points)
September 27, 2013 - Solidly made red, with a fruit forward red and dark fruit profile. Plenty of acid and tannins to go the distance. I'm really curious to see how this ages. From all reports this stuff gets better in 10 years. Thanks periko for the encouragement to drink a bottle young to see if I enjoyed it. Like Burgundy, with a Spanish flare. I think this grape is a winner, when done properly.
robmatic Likes this wine: (87 points)
July 2, 2013 - Quite young, and a little difficult to say what it's about, as the Mencia grape is somewhat unusual. But overall this is very enjoyable, and has a sharp focus to the fruit and minerality that really sets it apart. Very good value, and it will be interesting to see how this develops.
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- Vintage 2011
- Type Red
- Producer Ladera Sagrada
- Varietal Mencía
- Designation A Portela
- Vineyard n/a
- Country Spain
- Region Galicia
- SubRegion n/a
- Appellation Valdeorras
- Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
- In Cellars 292 (67%)
- Consumed 144 (33%)