Medium dark ruby with pink edges. Chalky licorice intensity pits bright cherry vigor against stony sun-baked dessert, creating an acidic waterfall fairly bursting with everything that puts a smile on your face. Deep chocolate syrup and caramel flow in late-breathing granting an elegance and sophistication to what otherwise comes off as a brash, youthful beauty.
THIS WINE MAKES ME SMILE SO HARD!! And if you blink? *poof* you’re in Europe. That perfect storm of sunny fruit, warm hillside reduction, blustery rocky LIFE and crisp fresh barnyard… forget cru bojo, forget Chinon, forget baby Tempranillo, this Mencia has it all going on in SPADES and you can NOT keep your face out of it. This should be on every list in the US. Another in a long string of @lastbottlewines finds.
2014 BODEGAS LUNA BEBERIDE Mencia Villfrancha DO Bierzo Spain 13.5