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2009 Adega O Casal Spanish Red "Casal Novo Mencia"

Casal Novo 2009 Mencia

Winery: Adega O Casal

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Casal Novo Mencia"

Wine Category: Spanish Red

Grape blend: 100% Mencia

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Valdeorras

State or country: Spain

Price: $22

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 89.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: May 26, 2012

Wine Review: This ruby colored Mencia opens with a black raspberry and black plum like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and juicy. The flavor profile is a smoky black currant with a hint of black raspberry, plum and tangerine. The finish is dry and a touch of acidity and mild tannins show up in the end. This wine would pair well with slow cooked barbecue beef brisket. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Unoaked. Deep purple color, aromas of ripe red fruit and minerals. Inherent complexity. Not in the slightest a light wine, perhaps just the opposite—the finish is long and captivating.

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