Tilenus Bierzo Mencia 2010
|Region||Castilla y Leon|
Wine SpectatorSavory notes of smoke, cedar and iron mingle in this firm, fresh red, with a core of cherry and rose that shows depth and persistence. Not showy, but harmonious. Drink now through 2018. 10,000 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Envejecido en Roble is aged in both French and American barrels for 8-10 months and spends one year in bottle before being sold. Sometimes these shorter times in barrel result in a less-than-perfect integration of wine and wood, and I must confess I am a little bit biased against this category of wines. Fortunately it is not the case here and the violet notes are perfectly integrated with the cinnamon and vanilla tones from the barrique. The palate is compact, light to medium-bodied, with great length and a spicy, velvety finish. This again represents good value for the category. Drink 2014-2019.