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2016 Pagos del Galir Spanish Red "Mencia"

Pagos del Galir 2016 Mencia

Winery: Pagos del Galir

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Mencia"

Wine Category: Spanish Red

Grape blend: 100% Mencia

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Valdeorras

State or country: Spain

Price: $17

Cases produced: 1,700

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: August 16, 2019

Wine Review: This ruby colored Mencia is a very good deal. It opens with a mild red raspberry and pomegranate bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic, soft and savory. The flavor profile is a graphite and plum blend with notes of old oak. I also detected hints of tart cherry and a dash of black pepper. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins stick around for a while. This easy drinking Mencia, while not complex is versatile when it comes to food. I would pair it with a juicy bacon, sautéed mushroom and Swiss burger. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Intense cherry color with violet hints in the meniscus. Interesting mixture of aromas of red fruits and licorice together with the balsamic and spicy notes from its short stay in barrel. In the palate, we discover a velvety tannin with a slightly acid ending which will provide the wine with freshness and with a long, fruity and mineral aftertaste. It is perfect with stews and cold meats.

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