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Staff Pick

Cobertizo Expresión Tinto, Bierzo - 2011

Item # 34840 750mL
$19.96/ Single Bottle
$239.52 $215.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A wild Mencía from the Bierzo region of Spain. This red wine is medium-bodied and full of rustic tannins, black fruit aromas alongside a musk note. Will excel at the table - especially alongside gamey foods such as lamb or duck.


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Staff Pick Notes

This dark ruby-red from the North West of Spain appeals to the New World wine drinker (see: California Cabernet) with a bit of a wild side (see: Loire Pineau d`Aunis). The bouquet is a red rose bush from the petals down to the damp soil and fallen leaves. This Mencia tastes of violets and dried herbs, red apple skin and black plum. Dark fruits and savory notes play on the palate hinting at cured meat and ripe blackberry. Mouth coating tannins are cleaned up by a finishing, tart-berry acidity and a sufficient dose of alcohol. The name Cobertizo means "shack". Whether you're headed home to a brownstone in Brooklyn, a penthouse studio or a Cobertizo, this bottle belongs on the dinner table! Or the repurposed milk crate.

- CCB

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