Produced from biodynamically farmed small hillside parcels of old vine Mencía grown in rocky slate soil around the village of Corrullón, Petalos has been a long time favorite. And it just seems to get better and better with each year. The 2010 vintage keeps the house style, with well integrated flavors of mineral, wild berry, fresh herbs and smoke. Petalos has been consistently rated with 90 points or more by some of the most renowned publications worldwide, such as The Wine Advocate, The International Wine Cellar, The Wine Spectator and the Peñin Guide.
2010 Vintage Scores:
# 57 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012
This plush red delivers black cherry, licorice, mineral and smoke flavors. Harmonious and focused, supported by well-integrated tannins and firm acidity. Not a showy wine, but has complexity and depth. Drink now through 2018. 50,000 cases made.--T.M.
Wine Spectator: 91 Points
2009 Vintage Scores:
#26 Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2011
This polished red shows density and harmony, with complex, well-integrated flavors of mineral, wild berry, fresh herbs and smoke. Not showy, but has character. Drink now through 2018. 25,000 cases made.—T.M.
Wine Spectator 93 Points