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    Álvaro Palacios, Pétalos, 2021

    We have 17 in stock
    • Grape VarietyMencía
    • Appellation Bierzo
    • Alcohol 13.5 %
    • Source Sourced Locally

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    Juicy, Aromatic with Fine Tannins

    2021 is clearly the finest vintage of the trio of 2020, 2021 and 2022, and the bottled 2021 Pétalos delivers what the unbottled samples promised: a wine with lower alcohol than ever (13.5%), lighter, a little narrower but with the juiciness of Mencía that seems to come back after some time in bottle. It has lots of notes of aromatic herbs, with some similar aromas to the La Faraona. It's quite expressive and showy, very pleasant and easy to drink, very gourmand, with a velvety mouthfeel and very fine tannins.

    • 94 Robert Parker

    Cellaring: Drinks now to 2027

    Food pairing: Ox fillet / Lamb / Cooked pork products / Serrano ham / Veal carpaccio / Blue cheeses

    BEHIND THE WINE

    Palacios comes from the large and esteemed Rioja winemaking family of Bodegas Palacios Remondo. In his early 20s Alvaro Palacios interned in Bordeaux at the side of Christian Moueix, the celebrated winemaker of Pomerol Châteaus of Pétrus and Trotanoy. Upon his return to Spain he originally decided against getting involved in the family business and instead he pursued his own ventures where he would have the freedom to make distinctive, top-quality wines. His success in Priorat inspired him to search again for something new, this time putting his faith in the potential of Bierzo.

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