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Saturday, 27 January 2018

d'Arenberg The Anthropocene Era Mencia 2017

Second release of a Mencia as a varietal, from the d'Arenberg crew. 

Mencia is interesting and this example is no exception. The wine in question combines a dark fruit mix against an - almost - sulphurous and slightly reductive edge. Primary, somewhat raw, like a fermenting mass. In your glass. Intriguing, inviting. 

Light to medium bodied, dark and brooding. Possesses a charred edge, like grilled capsicums. The tannin profile provides a coarser edge to the wine's initial lightness, a welcoming contrast. 

A bit arms and legs, pleasurable experience nonetheless. 89 

Tasted on: Thursday 30th November, a Leaf to Fruit day
Source: Sample
Price: $29
Alcohol: 13.2%
Closure: Screwcap

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