2017 FINCA MEIXEMAN Guímaro 75cl (Ribeira Sacra, Spain)
Style - Spicy
Grapes - 100% Mencia
Tasting - Coming from 70 year old Mencía vines, planted at altitude, this is all about transmitting its 'terroir' / sense of place. Around a firm core of mineral acidity and sweet kirsch-like fruit, are wrapped exotic spices and wood smoke. It requires a bit of patience, but will be a true knock out for some winos!
FYI: Made in a very reductive manner so decanting is strongly advised. A bit like Orangina - shake the bottle, wake the taste - this will benefit from a decant to get some air into it.