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Gancedo Mencia 2006 Spain  Castile and Leon  Bierzo Red Wine 25561 17801 750ml
Product ID: 25561
Region: Spain, Castile and Leon, Bierzo
Varietal: Mencia
Type: Red Wine
Vintage: 2006
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 14.0
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"Cherry color, with violet rim. Fresh and fruity nose: strawberry, wild berries, chocolate and coffee. Silky mouth, fresh, good aftertaste and ripe tannins, increasing the structure and balance." —winemaker

Wine Anthology review:
Bodegas Gancedo follows a philosophy of integration with the environment, working with what already exists rather than imposing artificial conditions on the land. This gave us a stunning Mencía from the 2006 vintage, with bold aromas that suggest blackberry liqueur laced with black licorice. One year of aging in French oak brings out a rich vanilla note that punctuates each splash of fruit. It's full and rich on the palate and yet carries its intensity with a soft elegance.
"The 2006 Gancedo was aged for 12 months in French oak. Purple-colored, it delivers an alluring bouquet of cedar, Asian spices, rose petal, black cherry, and black raspberry. This leads to a velvety textured, sweetly fruited, intense wine with excellent volume and length. This impeccably balanced wine is likely to evolve for 1-2 years and will offer prime drinking from 2011 to 2020." —Jay Miller, The Wine Advocate

"Smooth and powerful on the nose, with oak-based aromas and clean berry fruit. There's elegance as well as richness to the deep berry, chocolate and vanilla flavors. Finishes with toffee and coffee, but it's not particularly woody even if it is fairly oaky. A decidedly modern and international type of wine. Drink now through 2013." —Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

"Opaque ruby. Bright, mineral-accented aromas of red and dark berries, cherry pit and tarragon. Nervy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors show very good clarity and are lifted by brisk acidity. Finishes with a distinct mineral quality, echoing berry skin character. This wine should age on its balance and lively acidity." —Josh Raynolds, Vinous

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