Decendientes de Palacios 2014 Petalos
Wine Spectator coverboy Alvaro Palacios is really hitting his stride in Bierzo. Pretty much every wine critic starts out each review of this wine with "I didn't think they could top last vintage but..." The Petalos is old vine Mencia (pronounced men-thee-a) that offers up a super-fragrant bouquet of smoke, violets, mineral, wild blueberry, and black raspberry. Fruity yet complex on the palate, it has superb depth, grip, and balance. A vivacious and sexy effort but only hedonists need apply.