Telmo Rodríguez

Valdeorras

'As Caborcas' Single Vineyard Mencía 2016

Size

Heathery balsamic country characters run through almost boysenberry fruit richness, cut with bright spicily-acid little red stone fruits, with the fresh clean mineral rockiness of the granite in and under and it's truly a wine of its countryside more so than something you would experience or describe through fruit descriptors as such. The palate is magnificently formed almost mid-weight, it radiates in all directions with utmost deftness. Lingering spices run through fine, spritely water-spray-delicate, giving a sourberry thrill which is both determining and delicate, and crunchy-fine tannins are lined up into a guiderail (without knowing they've been corralled) and those little round purply-tart fruits just roll along and on ...