Castro Ventosa, El Castro de Valtuille Barrica, 2008

El Castro de Valtuille Barrica

Score

86
  • Grape Variety: Mencia
  • Drink: 2013 - 2016

Manufacturer:

Castro Ventosa

Mike Ritchie

Tasting: Bierzo Mencia

A little dumb on the nose, a touch of gamey savouriness. Powerful and heady mouthful, sweetly ripe and rich, a touch hot on the finish. Drink now.

Pedro Ballesteros

Tasting: Bierzo Mencia

Intense, clean, very particular in its wild rustic aromatic expression. Full bodied, with lots of fruit and smooth abundant tannins, needs some fatty food to express itself in all its graces. Persistent finish.

Sarah Jane Evans

Tasting: Bierzo Mencia

Polished integrated oak aromas. Dense black fruits with a lively blast of acidity stand against bold grip of tannin and tar. Forthright and foursquare.

Details

Wine name: El Castro de Valtuille Barrica
Wine classification: DO
Wine alcohol content: 14%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2008
Price: £19.50
Wine style: Red, medium-bodied