Bierzo is a newly-trendy region of Spain making red wines from the newly-trendy Mencia variety (they also make whites from Godello, but I haven't tasted that yet.)
Deep red color.
Vanilla oak smell is the first impression, plum fruit is slow to reveal itself.
Black cherry and dark plum fruit flavors under a substantial layer of oak.
Darn oaky bottle for $40.95, rather hides the Mencia fruit I was hoping to learn about.
2 days ago