2018 Bodega Mengoba Mencia de Espanillo

Mencia - 750ML
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WA 95
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2022

(95+ points) Once again, I tasted the impressive 2018 Mencía de Espanillo that I already tasted last time, and it was interesting to see how different it was from the 2019 Mengoba, which is also from Espanillo and...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Mencia
Country Spain
Region Castilla y Leon
Sub-region Bierzo
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the captivating and exquisite 2018 Bodega Mengoba Mencia de Espanillo, a red wine that hails from the esteemed region of Bierzo in Castilla y Leon, Spain. This wine showcases the brilliance and artistry of the renowned Bodega Mengoba, a producer known for its commitment to crafting wines of unparalleled quality and character.

In the glass, this Mencia varietal presents a mesmerizing deep red color that hints at the richness and complexity within. Gently swirling the wine releases an enchanting bouquet that fills the air with an array of alluring aromas. Delicate floral notes dance alongside elegant perfumed scents, creating a captivating olfactory experience.

On the palate, the 2018 Bodega Mengoba Mencia de Espanillo continues to impress with its refined and polished demeanor. It displays a remarkable level of finesse, showcasing the winemaker's expertise in crafting a wine without any rusticity or earthiness. Instead, this wine exudes elegance and sophistication, with a youthful and fresh character that belies its age.

With an alcohol percentage of 13.5%, this wine strikes a perfect balance between its tannins and acidity, resulting in a harmonious and well-structured profile. Each sip reveals layers of complexity, with the Mencia grape shining through and expressing its unique personality.

Notably, esteemed wine critic Luis Gutiérrez of Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded this wine an impressive score of 95 points. In his tasting note, he commends the wine for its finesse, perfume, and slow aging process. This recognition further solidifies the exceptional quality and craftsmanship of the 2018 Bodega Mengoba Mencia de Espanillo.

To fully appreciate the magnificence of this wine, it is recommended to savor it alongside dishes that complement its elegance, such as roasted lamb or grilled Portobello mushrooms. Its refined qualities also make it a delightful companion for an evening of contemplation and conversation.

Indulge in the splendor of the 2018 Bodega Mengoba Mencia de Espanillo and experience the allure and finesse that only the finest Spanish wines can offer.