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Telmo Rodriguez Gaba Do Xil Mencia 2015 750ml
SKU: 26484

Telmo Rodriguez Gaba Do Xil Mencia 2015

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750ml
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Category Red Wine
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Region Spain, Valdeorras
Brand Telmo Rodriguez
2015 as a vintage was a relatively hot one. The extreme summer heat caused a block in vine development, giving way to a late harvest which in the end gave a wonderful balance of both ripeness and freshness.
Wine Advocate
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The red 2015 Gaba do Xil Mencía that was produced mostly with Mencía, but it also contains small amounts of other grape varieties that are interplanted in the old vineyards. This is an entry-level unoaked red trying to show the naked character of the region. 2014 was a warm year, saved by the rains in August; they harvested after the 10th of September, the average date there, but with low yields. It fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and was bottled unoaked. It feels like a ripe and warm vintage with some stress on the vines, and it has notes of dark fruit. The palate shows better, in its rustic style and the granite texture. Surprisingly enough, it improved in the glass over the course of one hour and showed fresher. 69,969 bottles produced.

August 31, 2017
Wine Spectator
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This light, fresh red shows a mix of candied cherry, black licorice and smoky flavors, supported by light tannins and racy acidity. Lithe, with a refreshing bitterness on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 250 cases imported.

December 31, 2017