Bodegas Avanthia Mencia
~ 92 Pts WINE ADVOCATE
The 2009 Mencia was sourced from vineyards planted in 1920 and 1935. The wine went through malolactic in new French oak followed by 14 months of aging before bottling without filtration. Sexy aromas of wild raspberry, black cherry, mineral, and a hint of balsamic lead to a silky-textured, nicely proportioned, lengthy red that will evolve for another 1-2 years and drink well through 2021.