2011 Losada Spanish Red "El Pajaro Rojo"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "El Pajaro Rojo"
Wine Category: Spanish Red
Grape blend: 100% Mencia
State or country: Spain
Cases produced: 8,000
KWG Score: 88.6 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)
Review date: September 29, 2012
Wine Review: This opaque and very dark purple colored wine opens with a plum bouquet with hints of new leather and some barnyard scents. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, juicy and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a ripe plum with notes of old oak and hints of black raspberry and black pepper. The finish is rather dry and its big and dusty tannins build up quite a bit and linger. This Mencia is a very good mid-week wine. I would pair it with brick oven Italian sausage pizza. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Old Mencía vines from Bierzo's clay soils. An ample wine, finely textured with notes of blue flowers and red fruits.
Organic status: not organic
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