Descendientes de Jose Palacios 2016 'Corullon' Bierzo DO

Descendientes de Jose Palacios 2016 'Corullon' Bierzo DO

Item Number: 12158

UPC: 8-436559740012

Country: Spain
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Castilla y Leon
Appellation/AVA: Bierzo DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): Mencia
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Friable schist
Elevation: 400 to 900 meters
Case Production: 1,700

Terroir Notes: Over 200 small estate parcels throughout the municipality of Corullón make up this beautiful red wine. The vineyard slopes are steep (30-50 degrees). The wine is primarily Mencia with a small percentage of white grapes.

Winemaking Notes: Corullón's combination of generosity and precision confirms not only its special status, but also the superiority of Álvaro’s and Ricardo’s winemaking. The grapes are harvested, sorted, and destemmed by hand. They macerate for 25 days in oak fermentors with hand punch down. Maturation occurs in French oak. It is not fined or filtered before bottling.

Vintage Notes by Wine Advocate 2/2019: "According to Ricardo Pérez Palacios, 2016 was a classical vintage in Bierzo, a little in the style of 2007—warm winter, mild spring and warm and dry summer. I saw 2016 as a very elegant year, with transparent wines, more ethereal than earthy, with beautiful perfume and elegantly textured."

Reviews

  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 91 (3/31/2019)

    A pillowy texture carries harmonious flavors of cherry, berry, cocoa and licorice in this alluring red, accented with floral and mineral notes. Light tannins and citrusy acidity keep this focused. Drink now through 2023.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 95+ (2/28/2019)

    The village wine 2016 Corullón was hitting on all cylinders when I tasted it. It had a very clean nose, elegant, insinuating, ethereal, perfumed and subtle, without a trace of excess in any direction. It took time to unfurl its notes of violets, wild herbs and spices. The palate had terrific balance, very refined tannins and subtle, integrated acidity with subdued minerality and a long, dry and almost salty finish. This has to be among the best years for Corullón. It was bottled in June 2018.
  • Vinous
    Rating: 93 (3/28/2019)

    Expansive, spice- and smoke-accented aromas of red/blue fruit preserves, incense and five-spice powder, along with cola and mineral flourishes. Smooth, appealingly sweet and concentrated, showing an impressive blend of power and delicacy to its intense black raspberry, cherry-cola and gunpowder tea flavors. The cherry and spice notes repeat emphatically on a very long, smooth finish that's given shape by supple, well-knit tannins.