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2008 Descendientes de Jose Palacios Moncerbal Bierzo
Producer: Descendientes de Jose Palacios
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: other red varietal
Region: Other Spain
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94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2010
($95) Vivid ruby. Black raspberry, potpourri and bitter chocolate on the inviting, mineral-driven nose. Quite suave on entry, then nervy and exotically spiced in the mid-palate, with noteworthy energy to the black raspberry, cherry pie and Asian spice flavors. Plenty of acidity, but it's well buffered by the wine's sweet fruit. Shows a penetrating, linear style, but expands impressively on the back end, finishing with silky tannins and superb, spicy persistence.