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DECENDIENTES DE JOSE PALACIOS Villa de Corullon 2015 Bottle/nc (los)

Useful Bottle Information

  • ABV 14%
  • Bottle Size 75cl
  • Closure Type Cork
  • Wine Colour Red Still Wine
  • Country / Region Spain - Bierzo
  • Wine Styles Full Bodied
  • Grape Variety Mencia

Bottle Description

THE WINE ADVOCATE 95 points
Drink Date: 2017 - 2028
Ricardo Pérez Palacios told me his favorite overall vintages for Bierzo are 2001, 2012 and possibly 2015, because he sees them as very complete years, even if 2015 didn't have as perfect conditions as 2001 and 2012; the 2015 Corullón is a perfect example of that, a really pretty wine, open, where I see the similarities with 2012. They use many of the vineyards year after year, all of them around the village of Corullón, all planted with a field blend of varieties, and they have been increasing the percentage of white grapes from those vines that they include in the cuvée. In 2015, it can be almost 9%, mostly Palomino, and they feel it polishes that slight bitterness in the finish of the Mencía, reminiscent of green almonds. Of course, there are also other red grapes, like Alicante Bouschet, Gran Negro, Pan y Carne and Negreda, that might contribute to some 2% of the volume. 19,572 bottles, 720 half bottles, 450 magnums, 45 double magnums and 30 Jeroboams were filled between May 11th and 17th of 2017.

DECANTER MAGAZINE 89 points
"The grapes for Alvaro Palacios Villa de Corullón 2015 come from vines between 50 and 100 years old, from six villages. Light, balanced freshness and crunchy, with an underlying stripe of minerality. Clean, chalky with good intensity."
Corullón is the 'vino de pueblo' of the winery, made exclusively with the Mencía grape variety planted on slate soils and slopes on land surrounding the village. The vineyards are cultivated organically, with no pesticides or herbicides being used. The wines still maintain the fresh Atlantic character of the two previous vintages and seem to pick up both the aroma of grapes well-ripened in the sun and the freshness of the damp harvest. Delicate, very aromatic and with fluid, silky tannins.

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DECENDIENTES DE JOSE PALACIOS Villa de Corullon 2015 Bottle/nc (los)

Our price: £32.95

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