TN: 2018 Antoine Graillot & Raul Perez - Bierzo "Encinas" (Spain, Castilla y León, Bierzo)

2018 Antoine Graillot & Raul Perez Bierzo Encinas - Spain, Castilla y León, Bierzo (3/12/2021)
– first glass poured 45 min. before initial taste –
– tasted non-blind over 2 to 3 hours –

NOSE: red-fruited with a background hint of wet stones; leans high-toned; smells like the wine will be juicy on the palate.

BODY: garnet-violet color of great depth; medium-light bodied.

TASTE: gently tannic; hint of bretty funk; not big/gloppy/thick, but rather fresh and easy to drink; slight stemmy flavor with a red/purple berries mix overlay; 13% alc. not noticeable; seems best to drink in the near-mid term (within the next 10 years).

50, 5, 12, 16, 7 = (90 pts.)