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Raúl Pérez La Clave 2016

Bierzo, Castilla-Leon, SpainThis is predominantly mencia, with a splash of alicante bouchet (known as garnacha tintera) grown in Bierzo, and is the personal project of the famed oenologiet Raúl Pérez. Black crimson, wild blueberries, dark plum on a medium bodied palate, one with enough acidity to easily raft 14 degrees of alcohol, but not to overwhelm the leathery cushion and tobacco on the mid-palate. There's a downy, earthy softness on the grippy finish, that requires protein or roasted winter squash to mitigate.Tasted: 14 November 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Raúl Pérez La ClaveGrape: Mencia (Jaen)