Descendientes de J. Palacios Bierzo "Las Lamas" 2014 (Castilla y Leon, Spain) - [JS 96] [WA 95+] [WS 91]

Descendientes de J. Palacios Bierzo "Las Lamas" 2014
(Castilla y Leon, Spain) - [JS 96] [WA 95+] [WS 91]


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JS96 WA95+ WS91
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About the Wine:
'Las Lamas' is from 0.54 hectares of south-facing slope on the hill named Las Lamas in Corullon, comprised of one each of 60, 90 and 100 year old patches of vines. Oak etc as for Moncerbal; unfiltered, total production 5 barrels. Equal parts carne and carnal, there's wildness all about this wine.
Liquorous deep cherry and bramble rose nose with big soft red fruit-floral set, husky dark spice and pruny concentrated depth. More dense and savoury than the delicacy of Moncerbal, the gently liquorous fruit works slowly through the mouth thanks to the typical solid tannin of Lamas, and which engenders a great sense of the earth all through the wine. Voluminous without heft.


Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - James Suckling:
"A beautiful nose of violets, cranberries and hints of licorice. Full and powerful with polished and pretty tannins and a long finish. Excellent structure and depth. Made from a single vineyard of old mencia. One of the top wines of the estate. Better in 2020." - (December 2, 2016)

95+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The single-vineyard 2014 Las Lamas follows the same path as the rest of the 2014 very good freshness and precision, floral and perfumed, elegant and nuanced, with a terribly balanced palate and a little less body than the 2015 but more approachable with its gentle character. This bottling has been on fire since 2012, when they realized they needed slightly higher yields than they had in the past, and it means the ripeness has been more perfect since then. 3,090 bottles. It was bottled in March 2016." - Luis Gutierrez (31st Aug 2017)

91 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"This supple red shows a savory character, with mineral and espresso notes framing cherry and red plum fruit. Graceful and harmonious, with gentle tannins, lively acidity and good depth. Drink now through 2024. 285 cases made." - TM (Jun 30, 2017)