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Dominio de Tares Cepas Viejas 2017

Dominio de Tares Cepas Viejas

2017

Here we have a rounded, elegant and well-designed wine, the sort of wine to suit everyone's taste. A...

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£16.40

/ 0.75 L btl

Wine Dominio de Tares Cepas Viejas 2017

Spec sheet
Producer
Grapes
Origin
TypeRed Wine Crianza
Alcohol content i14.0%
Bottle size and vintage0.75 L - 2017

Review

Here we have a rounded, elegant and well-designed wine, the sort of wine to suit everyone's taste. A creamy wine in all respects (dense tears, maturity on the nose and smooth juiciness on the palate), that presents the Mencia's fruit character with interesting but always complementary ageing notes (good work with the wood), and offers real pleasure. A wine to enjoy on its own or on any occasion, a wine for conversation but also a good companion to marinated meat dishes or a fine fillet, for example.

As its name clearly indicates, Dominio de Tares Cepas Viejas is made using Mencia grapes grown on vines over 60 years old, from vineyards cultivated on terraces and hill-slopes with gravel and slate soils, a location that contributes to their ripeness and elegance. In appearance it displays a dark Picota cherry colour with good density and slow-running tears, and releases fine aromas in the glass: ripe fresh fruit, a little more red than what we will find on the palate, but both are there, spicy notes of pepper and cocoa, with lactic and protein notes in the foreground, and some fresh aromas that appear in crescendo at the same time as others emerge of a smoky, earthy nature, along with biscuits and cinnamon. Complex, rounded, balanced.

On the palate, it follows the same pattern, although the fruit ripeness identifies better with black fruit. Having a sweet entry, it is intense, medium-bodied and light in the mouth, juicy, with good persistence and a slightly bitter finish, not at all harsh. A great classic.

Food pairing

Veal steak / To enjoy on its own / Marinated meats

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Declan Ennis (14/04/2018) - Vintage 2015

Excellent value for money

Great depth of flavour, fruit & tannins. Superb quality for this price. Very drinkable now and will also age. Highly recommended

by: Nikolaj (10/04/2017) - Vintage 2014

Outstanding quality

This red wine from Bierzo is one of my favorites. It is very tasty and rich, but does not take over the taste from the food.

by: John (16 Sep) - Vintage 2017

Favourite Mencía

Delightful, full-bodied Mencía that provides excellent value.

by: Expatriator (5 Jul) - Vintage 2017

Añada 2007

Color picota con borde violeta. Aromas de buena intensidad a frutos rojos (cerezas) y frutos negros (ciruelas), los minerales muy presentes, especias de varios tipos, ahumados, regaliz y toques de torrefactos y de maderas que no molestan en absoluto. En boca es bastante sabroso, el paso de boca tiene buen recorrido y bastante estructura, buen equilibrio y redondeo, taninos dulces y frutosos, el retronasal sobrado, con todas las sensaciones de la excelente nariz, y el final con una proporcionada persistencia. Como siempre un excelente vino, que nunca defrauda.

by: de Villèle (17/06/2019) - Vintage 2016

savoir aimer le vin

Je réside dans le Sud Ouest de la France depuis plus de 30 ans. Et lorsque les habitants de cette région discutent "vin", ils ne parlent que du Bordeaux. Pour ma part, j'ai eu la chance qu'un ami, parti passer ses vacances en Espagne, vienne me voir au retour et m'apporte une caisse de "Bébéride"....

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