Descendientes de J. Palacios Villa de Corullon 2001
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Wine EnthusiastThis rather unique wine (made from MencÃƒÂa) is at the vanguard of the Bierzo revival. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s earthy and leafy, with aromas of red plums and natural spice. The mouthfeel is perfect, as itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just lush and firm enough. Nearly explodes in the mouth, with fine French oak softening the blow.
Wine AdvocateThe 2001 Corullon exhibits a deep ruby/purple-tinged color as well as a subtle, restrained, intellectually satisfying bouquet of crushed stones, white flowers, and blue as well as black fruits. Tightly-knit, with crisp acidity, hints of licorice and blueberries, medium body, and a crisp, vigorous yet refreshing finish, it appears to require another 2-3 years of cellaring, but since I have no experience with the varietal or the aging potential of these wines, it is better to be conservative and consume it over the next 7-8 years.
Wine SpectatorPlum and spicy flavors shine through this plump red, accented with earth and mineral notes. It has a lovely lightness on the palate, but with enough tannin for grip. Drink now through 2008.