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2011 Compania de Vinos del Atlantico Valdeorras A Portela
Community Tasting Notes 39
March 10, 2016 - I found this revolting. It tastes like raisins and surgical gauze. I would have thought it was spoiled if others didn't say that it was supposed to taste like this.
Mark3548 Likes this wine: (88 points)
February 8, 2016 - I bought this because it was described as soft and somewhat fruit driven. That fit the bill tonight, but it wasn't quite what I expected. On PnP there was a definite gamy note, and it had character, though fruit wasn't a big part of it. With time the game receded, the thin mid palate expanded nicely and the fruit grew. It's got an unusual taste I can't really place--tar? petrol?--that was a little off-putting at first, but now it's appealing enough that I'm having trouble corking it for tomorrow. Very much worth a try for a change from the usual.
fitchbuck Likes this wine: (90 points)
October 7, 2015 - Quite nice, superb QPR.
fwota Likes this wine: (88 points)
September 2, 2015 - Needs a bit of time to open up, but once it's been breathing for ~30 minutes or more, it really blossoms. Smooth, lush, with some pleasant raisin sweetness.
JWG wrote: (87 points)
September 1, 2015 - Nose is very dark blueberries with an alcoholic hit. Palate is spicy, darkly fruity, a bit of tobacco.
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- Vintage 2011
- Type Red
- Producer Compania de Vinos del Atlantico
- Varietal Mencía
- Designation A Portela
- Vineyard n/a
- Country Spain
- Region Galicia
- SubRegion n/a
- Appellation Valdeorras
- UPC Codes 437008409399, 8437008409399
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 347 (49%)
- Consumed 356 (51%)
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