Corullon has become synonymous with Bierzo and Ricardo Perez and his cousin Alvaro Palacios craft some of Spain's finest wines out this little known region (although becoming better known every day) in northwestern Spain. This is the first vintage they made from the old vineyards on the steep, terraced hillside near the town of Corullon. They only made 2 vintages (1999 and 2000) before starting to separate some of their top fruit into single vineyard wines, so this has all of the stunning fruit that goes into their top wines nowadays at a price that is below those current releases. The age has down wonders with this wine and this makes a strong case for showing some patience with Mencia. Smoky, leathery fruit with still vibrant lift and notes of dried roses and spiced red cherry. Really long and enticing.
We got our hands on an impeccably stored case, so at this point less than 12 bottles are still available.