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...
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Dominio de Tares Baltos 2010
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Dominio de Tares, Baltos 2010
Decanter average score:
17.75pts/20 (92/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW 17 Sarah Jane Evans MW 18 Mike Ritchie MW 18.5
Flattering, ripe , inviting oak notes of mocha and chocolate on the nose merging into ripe black fruits underneath. Plump fruit and smoky oak on the palate with supple, juicy bramble fruit and ripe tannins.
Price £10–£14 Armit, Bat & Bottle, Raymond Reynolds, Swig
Drink 2013–2016
Alc 14.5%

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