2020 Raul Perez El Rapolao Lomas de Valtuille La Vizcaina

Mencia - 750ML
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WA 96
WA 96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2022

There is more freshness in the 2020 La Vizcaína El Rapolao, where I even found notes of eucalyptus. It's medium-bodied and has fine tannins, very tasty and balanced. There are two new plots in 2020, so they produced some...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Mencia
Country Spain
Region Bierzo
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2020 Raul Perez El Rapolao Lomas de Valtuille La Vizcaina, a remarkable Mencia wine hailing from the esteemed Bierzo region of Spain. This red gem captivates the eye with its deep, alluring hue, inviting you to embark on a sensory journey like no other.

As you uncork this bottle, the tantalizing aromas begin to weave their magic, filling the air with a symphony of fragrances. The bouquet exudes an intoxicating blend of ripe forest berries, black cherries, and plums, intertwined with subtle hints of eucalyptus that add a refreshing touch. Each inhalation reveals new layers, enticing the senses further.

On the palate, the 2020 Raul Perez El Rapolao Lomas de Valtuille La Vizcaina delivers a harmonious symphony of flavors. Medium-bodied and impeccably balanced, it caresses the tongue with velvety smoothness. Fine tannins dance gracefully, enhancing the wine's structure and providing a refined mouthfeel. The palate is treated to a medley of luscious red and black fruits, including blackberries, raspberries, and dark plums. This vibrant fruit core is complemented by subtle notes of eucalyptus, adding a delightful complexity to each sip.

The craftsmanship of Raul Perez shines through in every aspect of this wine. With meticulous attention to detail, he has created a masterpiece that showcases the true potential of the Mencia grape. In the 2020 vintage, Perez introduced two new plots, resulting in a limited production of approximately 7,500 bottles. However, his vision extends further, as he aspires to reach a production level of 20,000 bottles, including a white Rapolao crafted from Godello grapes.

Earning an impressive score of 96 points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, the 2020 La Vizcaina El Rapolao is a testament to Perez's expertise and dedication. This wine embodies elegance, sophistication, and a true expression of the Bierzo terroir.

Indulge in the 2020 Raul Perez El Rapolao Lomas de Valtuille La Vizcaina and allow yourself to be transported to the captivating landscapes of Bierzo, where passion and tradition intertwine to create wines of unparalleled beauty. Cheers to a truly remarkable experience!