Red Wine Bembibre 2016

Crianza red wine from El Bierzo. Old-vines Mencía aged for 16 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 16 Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Bierzo
Grapes Varieties: Mencía,
Wineries: Dominio de Tares
ñ 93 94 94

Availability: In stock

Product Description

A varietal Mencía, Bembibre is a remarkable Spanish red wine produced by the Dominio de Tares winery.

Grow in steep slate and gravel slopes in the very heart of the El Bierzo, most of the vines 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 2016 completed malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels and was aged for a period of 16 months.

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

Decant this old-vines Mencía 1 hour before drinking. Pair with game dishes and hearty meat recipes.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Bembibre is bright cherry with a violet rim.

Nose Deep and multilayered, this varietal Mencía suggests intense notes of cherries and raspberries, with some remembrances of plums. Hints of violets and rose petals, alongside deep mineral undertones, some herbal notions and aromas of tobacco and sandalwood.


Smooth and luscious, this wine from Dominio de Tares is full of intricacy and detail. 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

A remarkable instance of the Mencía variety, Bembibre 2016 is a terroir-oriented wine which pairs fabulously well with game dishes and long, slow-cooked stews.


Bembibre 2015:

Enterwine 94. Parker 90.

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 2016
Type Red
D.O. Bierzo
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Number of months aged in Barrels 16
Peñin Score 93
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
Mono-Varietal Mencía
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
2 Reviews
great bierzo
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.
Review by (Posted on 20 December 2018)
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.
Review by (Posted on 27 November 2017)
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