Casar de Burbia Mencia – DO. Bierzo
Grapes: 100% Mencia
Colour: Deep dark red
Nose: This wine has a big nose! First whiff is a rustic cellar floor. Underneath the dirt is cassis, smoke, juniper, eucalyptus, mocha, vanilla, leather, oak.
Taste: A rustic, very tannic Spanish red wine with loads of toasty oak and dark chocolate on the nose. Tannic drying mouth feel suggests decanting prior to enjoyment. Long tannic finish. Medium acidity.
Mencía food pairings: hearty, cold weather, meat dishes, red meat.