Flavium Seleccion Mencia 2011

Original Price $15.00
Current Price $11.97

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90pts & Best Buy - Wine Enthusiast
Check out this rich, opulent killer value Vinos de Arganza Flavium Mencia from Spain. As wine and food writer for "The New York Times", Eric Asimov states, you won't soon forget this great, lesser-known grape. Now the Mencia grape is known for lending great agebility to its wines; it will sit quietly in your wine cabinet for several more years, or you can dive in now. If you've chosen the latter, fill your glasses and get acquainted with this rojo espanol while you snack on Spanish ham, Manchego and fig tartines. Happy now? Prepare to get even happier when you contemplate the main course... This Vinos de Arganza's beautiful balance and structure, dark, mature fruit and luscious nature make it a natural with meats on the heartier side like game, lamb and beef. Our first choice is a Cocido Lebaniego, a Cantabrian meat stew with chickpeas. Beware though, it will taunt you mercilessly with the most delicious aromas for hours while it's cooking; this choice is not for the faint of heart. Roast pork tenderloin rubbed with paprika, garlic, almonds and Madeira won't disappoint either. Another simple yet perfect combination are olive-crusted racks of lamb. At this price, you'd better have at least two bottles waiting in the wings. Refill the glasses and savor a creamy and tangy Los Beyos cheese from Spain. La vida es corta! Bebida, winelovers!

Wine Enthusiast: Designated Best Buy. "Jammy aromas of plum and berry are oaky. This is weighty yet balanced. Earthy flavors of baked black fruits, tea and spice are slightly minerally, while the finish is oaky and generous." Dec 2014

Winery: "Ruby intense red colour. On the nose, persistent oaky and ripe blackberries and blueberries aromas. Good balance and backbone on the palate."

Bottle: 750ml
Varietal: 100% Mencia
Alcohol %:
13.0
Aging: 6 months in American oak
Region: Bierzo, Spain

Original Price $15.00
Current Price $11.97

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