2009 Gaba do Xil Mencia Valdeorras

SKU #1108255 93 points Wine & Spirits

 You won't find a wine like this outside Galicia. It's not just the wild energy, the mash-up of stemmy greenness with dark fruit ripeness. You can find that in a great Chambolle. It's more the contrast of floral and meaty scents, as if violets were pressed into chorizo. And the tannins, as black as carbon, integrating with the fruit into a dark-lashed beauty.  (10/ 2011)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The unoaked 2009 Gabo do Xil is a 100% Mencia from Valdeorras. It displays an excellent perfume of Asian spices and wild black raspberry aromas and flavors. Dry and savory on the palate, it will drink nicely for 3-4 years, is an outstanding value, and a terrific introduction to the Mencia grape.  (6/ 2011)

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From the remote Galician countryside of Spain comes this Mencía-based wine. It is a recent effort from one of Spain's best winemakers and owner of Remelluri, Telmo Rodriguez. Toasty dark fruit aromas lead to flavors of deep, teeth-staining dark cherry and blackberry fruit. Nuances of roasted coffee and dark chocolate play a supporting role on the broad, mouth filling palate.

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By: Steve Greer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/4/2012  | Send Email
I really liked this wine in the Spanish staff tasting and it has become one of my favorites. The nose is lots of blackberry and pepper but on the palate there is this brightness to the black fruit almost a background of red cherry. Plenty of spice on the palate too with a lovely minerality on the finish.

By: Joe Manekin |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/12/2012  | Send Email
From the remote Galician countryside of Spain comes this mencía based wine, a recent effort from one of Spain's best winemakers and owner of Remelluri, Telmo Rodriguez. Toasty dark fruit aromas lead to flavors of deep, teeth staining dark cherry and blackberry fruit. Nuances of roasted coffee and dark chocolate play a supporting role on the broad, mouth filling palate.

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Spain

- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.
Alcohol Content (%): 13