Bierzo reds: panel tasting results

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In one of the most comprehensive Bierzo tastings held outside of Spain, our three Masters of Wine were enthused by the quality of reds made by the 'seductive' Mencia grape. See the top 16 Bierzo reds here...
Castro Ventosa El Castro de Valtuille Joven 2011
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Castro Ventosa, El Castro de Valtuille Joven 2011
Decanter average score:
17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW 17 Sarah Jane Evans MW 17.5 Mike Ritchie MW 17
Intense and peculiar, with earthy fig notes. A different wine, giving all the immediate charm of Mencía, with full flavoured red berries and cherries. One for people with curiosity. Long, exuberant, spicy finish.
Price £10–£11.50 Butlers Wine Cellar, Bottle Apostle, Caviste, Good Wine Shop, Jeroboams, Scarlet Wines, The Vineking
Drink 2013–2015
Alc 14%

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