NOW $46.40. Continental climate Mencia tends to be fuller fleshed with longer, softer tannins. Named after Alvaro Palcios’ father, Jose Palacios Remondo, this is a very exciting project, producing wines of vivid fruit and wild herb, fragrant, intense-but-delicate wines. Alvaro and his nephew Ricardo Perez, have renovated amazing steep sloped, very high altitude old vineyards into biodynamic masterpieces. This is the entry level wine and it’s a beauty, rippling with slippery bright red fruits, wood spice and jamon. It is fresh, fine and expressive. Recommended. FWC.
The bottled wine, the first produced at their new facilities, was really singing and didn't show any fatigue. The palate was vibrant, with acid strawberry flavours. It is very immediate, approachable, round and juicy, perhaps not with the depth and longevity of the 2014 but really pleasant and drinkable. Because they produce so much of this wine, they can't bottle it all at once, but they are expecting to fill some 340,000 bottles. Rated 93 points. Drink 2019-2023. Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate.