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Descendientes de Jose Palacios : Petalos 2016

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Parker : 92+ / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
I tasted two vintages of their entry-level wine because the 2016 Pétalos del Bierzo was sold out and the 2017 has already been released. Depending on the vintage, they use more or less white grapes in the fermentation, and in 2016 it was around 6%. It has an elegant profile, clean, floral and spicy, with a soft palate and subtle acidity that gives it a kick and makes it longer. This is one of the best value wines in Spain, and 2016 is not an exception. Perhaps it won't be the longest-lived vintage, but it's drinking beautifully and gives a lot of pleasure. It's somehow reminiscent of 2013 or 2014, perhaps a tad warmer. There were a whopping 318,000 bottles and 3,000 magnums, which means they had 1,568 barrels of this wine.
Castilla and LeonBierzo
Alcohol
13.5

Grape varieties
Mencia

Dessert wine
No

J. Suckling
92

Vinous - A. Galloni
92

Wine Spectator
92

Country
Spain

Wine certification
DO

Area
Castilla and Leon

Appellation
Bierzo

Color
Red

Producer
Descendientes de Jose Palacios

Parker
92+

Allergens
Contains sulphites