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Bembibre 2015

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€22.40

Bembibre 2015

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 16 Months in French oak barrels from Allier
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14.5

Score

P 90
Parker Score 90
94
Enterwine Score 94
92
Media rating 92

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Details

Crafted solely from Mencía by the Dominio de Tares winery, Bembibre is a remarkable Spanish red wine made from old vines.

Located in six different plots composed of slate and gravel with slopes up to 22% in the very heart of the DO El Bierzo, many of the grapevines are over 80 years of age.

Harvested by hand in 15-kg. boxes, the Mencía grapes were meticulously selected in the cellar. After being destemmed and gently crushed, they were fermented in stainless steel tanks for 25 days with frequent pump-overs and puch-downs.

After that, Bembibre 2015 completed malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels, where it was also aged for a period of 16 months.

This remarkable red wine from El Bierzo was not filtered before its bottling.

Drink until 2025. Decant this old-vines Mencía 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information

Appearance

The red wine Bembibre has a clean, bright, high cherry-coloured robe with a violet rim.

Nose

Profound and characteristic, this Mencía from El Bierzo suggests some intense notes of cherries and raspberries, punctuated by some remembrances of plums. Hints of violets and rose petals, alongside deep mineral undertones, some herbal notions and aromas of tobacco and sandalwood.

Palate

Smooth and elegant, this crianza red wine by Dominio de Tares has a medium body and a detailed, lush texture. Notes of menthol, raspberries, dry earth and flowers. Excellent acidity, velvety tannins and very long finish with remembrances of cocoa, blood orange and wet earth.

Our personal opinion

One of the best expressions of the Mencía grape, Bembibre 2015 is a terroir-oriented wine which pairs fabulously well with game dishes and long, slow-cooked stews.

OTHER VINTAGES

Bembibre 2012:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 93.

Bembibre 2011:

Peñín 93. Enterwine 94.

Bembibre 2010:

Parker 90. Wine Enthusiast Magazine 92.

Bembibre 2009:

Peñín 91.

Year 2015
Type Red
D.O. Bierzo
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Number of months aged in Barrels 16
Parker Score 90
Peñin Score No
Our Score 94
Media rating 92
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Mencía
Percentage of variety No
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Poultry, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Sheep´s cheese, Stew, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
  1. great bierzo review by Gunthram on 12/20/2018
    Value

    The wine deserves 4 stars right now, but I guess that in 4-5 years it will become a 5-star one. It is really deep and earthy.

  2. bembibre review by Kierkegaard the drinker on 11/27/2017
    Value

    Impressed by the elegance and personality of this wine. The nose is joyfully expressive, full of flowers and wild berries. Superb texture and a long finish with citrus, earth and a nice metallic tang.

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