The Wine Advocate #206


The latest Wine Advocate has just published, including the La Mancha article with reviews by Neal Martin (his last report on the Spain beat).

Plazuela LA PLAZUELA 2007
91 points

“The 2007 La Plazuela is from a six-hectare parcel in Mesa de Ocana populated by 80-year old bush vines without irrigation. It is raised in 300-liter barrels for 18 months (80% French and 20% American). It has a ripe, refined, focused bouquet of dark cherry, balsamic, mulberry fruit that is in synch with the oak. The palate is medium-bodied with mocha-tinged red fruit, sandalwood and sage that leads to a soft, fleshy, tertiary/chocolate finish that is very appealing. Very fine, if not exactly cheap. Drink now-2015.”