2008 DOMINIO DE TARES BALTOS BIERZO
"The 2008 Baltos made from 100% Mencia and aged for 6 months in seasoned French and American barriques. It offers up an earthy minerality along with aromas of cherry cola and spicy black fruits. Dense, rich, and layered on the palate, this juicy, pleasure-bent effort has enough stuffing to evolve for 1-2 years but can be approached now. It is an outstanding value." Robert Parker 90 points
With the discovery of old, low-yielding hillside vineyards by young winemakers, Mencia produced from these old hillside sites are rich, complex with great concentration. However, the notion (inaccurate) the Mencia produced light red somewhat duluted wines have kept price low and made these wines excellent values.