Álvaro Palacios, Las Lamas, Bierzo, Spain, 2015
85% Mencía, 11% white grapes (varieties may include Palomino, Pan y carne, Godello, Valenciano), 4% other red grapes, from parcels between 50 and 120 years old Alvaro Palacios Las Lamas 2015 is a brilliant purple colour with blue tinges. Ringingly clean and pure, with damson fruit. The palate is refined, and structured, with a fine grip and a very long finish. This wine was a barrel sample tasted at Alvaro Palacios en primeur in London on 17th March 2016.