Descendientes de J. Palacios Petalos del Bierzo 2017 - Stirling Fine Wines
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Descendientes de J. Palacios Petalos del Bierzo 2017
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Descendientes de J. Palacios Petalos del Bierzo 2017

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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region Spain, Bierzo
Brand Descendientes de J. Palacios
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
Pétalos del Bierzo is assembled from old hillside and hilltop vines from across Bierzo's western edge. The wine is vinified for immediate appeal, but it retains the estate's signature finesse and restraint.
Wine Advocate
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2017 was a very unusual year in Bierzo, and here they started harvesting the 21st of August, when they had never started harvesting in August. There are more white grapes in the 2017 Pétalos del Bierzo, almost 10%, not because they wanted to lower the alcohol, because the alcohol was similar to 2016, but because the white grapes achieved perfect ripeness (Ricardo Pérez Palacios told me he's never seen such beautiful white grapes). The wine had been bottled the day before I tasted it, so they also showed me a tank and a barrel sample they had saved for the purpose of comparison. However, the bottled wine, the first produced at their new facilities, was really singing and didn't show any fatigue. The palate was vibrant, with acid strawberry flavors. It is very immediate, approachable, round and juicy, perhaps not with the depth and longevity of the 2014 but really pleasant and drinkable.

Luis Gutierrez, February 28, 2019
Wine Spectator
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This red is round, dense and smooth. Black cherry and plum flavors are balanced by smoky, loamy earth and licorice notes. Light tannins and balsamic acidity impart focus. Drink now through 2025.

Thomas Matthews, June 30, 2019