Descendientes de J. Palacios (DJP)


'Pétalos' Mencía 2021


Pétalos leads with lashings of complex florals: field herb, dried sage, red lavender, violet, pepper tree and rose. There's fresh clay dirt and lissom red plum and sour cherry fruits: earthy and bright, it sums Mencia and Bierzo perfectly. The palate has nicely moderated fruit plushness in a choc-blackberry register. Petalos is soft, open, round, pretty and fresh with nice slick-but-earthy tannins and smoky minerals.

Raspberry leaf and sweet earth set up a lovely tension in an agrodulce (sweet and sour) wine, delicate with good line and terroso most of all.