Descendientes de Jose Palacios : Petalos 2017

 1 Bottle (750ML)
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Parker : 93 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
2017 was a very unusual year in Bierzo, and here they started harvesting the 21st of August, when they had never started harvesting in August. There are more white grapes in the 2017 PA©talos del Bierzo, almost 10%, not because they wanted to lower the alcohol, because the alcohol was similar to 2016, but because the white grapes achieved perfect ripeness (Ricardo PA©rez Palacios told me he's never seen such beautiful white grapes). The wine had been bottled the day before I tasted it, so they also showed me a tank and a barrel sample they had saved for the purpose of comparison. However, the bottled wine, the first produced at their new facilities, was really singing and didn't show any fatigue. The palate was vibrant, with acid strawberry flavors. It is very immediate, approachable, round and juicy, perhaps not with the depth and longevity of the 2014 but really pleasant and drinkable. Because they produce so much of this wine, they can't bottle it all at once, but they are expecting to fill some 340,000 bottles.
Castilla and LeonBierzo
Alcohol
13.5

Dessert wine
No

Country
Spain

Wine certification
DO

Grape varieties
Mencia

Region
Castilla and Leon

Appellation
Bierzo

Color
Red

Producer
Descendientes de Jose Palacios

Parker
93

Allergens
Contains sulfites