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Saturday 20 September 2014

Guimaro Mencia 2012

It was a a beautiful piece on the wines of Ribeira Sacra in the first edition of alquimie that first brought the wines of Pedro Perez and Guimaro to my attention; it was a wonderful wine store in Brisbane - Craft - that allowed me the opportunity to find it on the shelf and to subsequently consume.

This is an entry level Mencia from Guimero, the single vineyard wines command much higher prices, made in the Joven style. You can get an appreciation for the level of inputs required to make the wines from the panorama above, steep terraced hillsides - reminiscent of Portugal's Douro. 

Rubber and decomposing florals soon blow off to reveal a bright floral perfume, wild strawberry over a little black forest fruit.

Medium bodied, smooth, nigh pastille-like entry; cherry, raspberry and acidic freshness complete the palate's make-up. A little savoury pitch on the back palate, a woody twist, with tannin barely noticeable. 91

Tasted on: Thursday 18th September, a Flower day
Source: Retail, Craft Red Hill
Price: $37 RRP
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

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