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Valdecarreno, Castillo de Lauras, 2009

Castillo de Lauras

Score

83
  • Grape Variety: Mencia
  • Drink: 2013 - 2015

Manufacturer:

Valdecarreno

Mike Ritchie

Tasting: Bierzo Mencia

Savoury, rustic impression, ‘farmyard’ notes. The black fruits have transformed into black olive savouriness. Ready now, a big alcoholic mouthful. Bruising and brusque.

Pedro Ballesteros

Tasting: Bierzo Mencia

Toasty and spicy notes, quite oaky. In palate it is quite dominated by the barrique, showing its fruit only shyly. Overdone, but good quality.

Sarah Jane Evans

Tasting: Bierzo Mencia

Cedar, smoky aromas with a note of black fruits. Supple dark fruits, brisk bright acidity, firm grainy tannins, bold alcohol, all combine to make a hefty wine. Powerful and lacking subtlety.

Details

Wine name: Castillo de Lauras
Wine classification: DO
Wine alcohol content: 14.5%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2009
Wine style: Red, medium-bodied

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