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Luna Beberide Finca La Cuesta 2015
Region: Bierzo
Winery: Bodegas & Viñedos Luna Beberide
Grapes: 100% Mencia
Color: Red
Vintage: 2015
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Description: Original and charming on the nose, the fine cherry and cocoa aromas join together with certain notes of aromatic herbs and slate. In the mouth it has a long lasting taste, embracing notes, excellent acidity and mature tannins. On the end the taste that is left is dry and earthy


Publication Score Comments
The Wine Advocate 91 FOR THE 2011 VINTAGE
I was impressed with the latest release of Finca la Cuesta, from the 2011 vintage, a Mencía cuvée from chalk and clay soils fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged in French oak barrels for 14 months. It has a very aromatic profile with a high-pitched minty note that is quite balsamic and attractive with incipient complexity. The palate is medium-bodied, with well-integrated oak, very fine tannins and remarkable freshness for a warm vintage like 2011. May the new label mean a new style? I like it. Very good value and textbook example of Mencía from Bierzo. I look forward to the 2012... 40,000 bottles
Wine Spectator 88 FOR THE 2012 VINTAGE
This firm red delivers a beam of cherry fruit, framed with smoke, licorice and mineral notes. Not a muscular wine, but has density and grip, with enough acidity for balance. Mencía. Drink now through 2023.
Vinous - Antonio Galloni 91 FOR THE 2011 VINTAGE
(made from 60-year-old mencia vines; aged for 14 months in a combination of new and one-year-old French oak barrels): Bright purple. Zesty redcurrant, raspberry, licorice and violet on the nose. Bright, juicy and focused, showing very good depth to its intense red fruit and floral pastille flavors. In a cool, racy, mineral-driven style, finishing with gentle sweetness and strong persistence.