Sold Out Raul Perez El Castro de Valtuille Red Blend
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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Raul Perez El Castro de Valtuille Red Blend

Last unit sold for $16.00

Product description

Raul Perez's masterpiece! Redcurrant and cherry smells are fresh, mineral-tinged, and have a slight floral overtone. On the palate, it's tangy, focused, and pure, with powerful flavours of bitter cherry and red berry preserves. Shows a light, pinot-like touch, as well as a hint of smokiness that lingers on the lengthy, mineral-driven finish. Serve this one to show someone what Mencia smells, feels, and tastes like.

 91+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate    The 2018 El Castro de Valtuille Mencía Joven was produced from seven or eight parajes from the village of Valtuille, a selection from the family vineyards that is given a few months in the 5,000-liter oak vats that help polish it, and the resulting wine is more relaxed. This is a Mencía that over delivers for its price, especially in a year like 2018. It's medium-bodied, nuanced, floral and more subtle than the unoaked Castro Ventosa (pink label), with fine tannins and a serious finish. This is a bargain, an old-vine cuvée at an incredible price.