2020 Vinedos PaixarMencia/Jaen from Spain
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One of the most elegant wines you’ll ever have from Spain! When it comes to Spanish reds, many people recognize Tempranillo and Garnacha as the two most notable grapes, but ...
- 96 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
96 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2020 Paixar is the one wine from the portfolio that is completely different from the others and comes from high-altitude vineyards in the zone of Dragonte on slate soils. In 2020 and 2021 they used the whole field blend—reds and around 5% white grapes, which might have given it an extra spark of acidity. It matured in 5,000-liter oak vat and 500-liter oak barrels. It has a perfumed nose, elegant and floral, with good ripeness but without excess. It's finely textured with a chalky thread and great balance. It finishes long and dry. This is truly superb and should evolve nicely in bottle. It's now Vino de Paraje 'A Serra' in Dragonte, a parish of Corullón. 8,000 bottles were filled in November 2021."
One of the most elegant wines you’ll ever have from Spain!
When it comes to Spanish reds, many people recognize Tempranillo and Garnacha as the two most notable grapes, but there are a ton of others that produce amazing wines. Mencia is one that many of you may have had before without even knowing! While many of them are in the lower price point, there are some that are very highly rated and collectible. This is one of those wines.
Mencia is a grape that can take on both a lighter style wine or a fuller style wine. In this case, the wine is on the concentrated and powerful side of the spectrum. There is a ton of fruit upfront integrated perfectly with the time spent in oak. While most Mencia is recommended to be consumed on the younger side, this wine has plenty of acidity and body to last for many years to come. Drink now with a heavy decant and plenty of time to open up or enjoy over the next 10 to 20 years!
|Region||Castille and Leon|
96 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||Tobacco, Sour Cherry, BlackBerry, Violet, Pomegranate and Crushed Gravel|
|Nose||Tobacco, Berry and Flower|