Telmo Rodriguez 'Gaba do Xil' Mencia 2014
Highly fragrant and floral, with dried herbs, violets and caponata-like pepperiness inflecting gamey red fruits. Trademark Mencia smoky meatiness, gentle fruit tannin and a long herb/acid tang finish. Mid-weight, delicious and very stylish wine.
On the nose, soft red fruits are alive with granite and herbs. All the key Valdeorras Mencia tells are here: floral-fragrant, touches of smoke and meat, gentle fruit tannin and a herb-acid tang to finish. Gaba is energetic and fresh, rounded with lovely crunch, featuring caponata-fleshiness and also a touch of cracked white pepper.
In a mixed or straight case: $29.44