Category Archives: Bierzo

Tasting Note: Petalos 2007, Bierzo, Descendientes de J. Palacios

I was going to blog about something else (98 Bordeaux, to be exact), but this wine is just too good. I already raved about the 2006 vintage, and the 2007 is just as good, if not better. I’ve now tasted several vintages of Petalos, Alvaro Palacios’ “regular” Bierzo (Corullon being the higher-end label for Palacios in [...]
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Wine on the air: time for the barbecue

Last week, I got an invitation from Sharman Yarnell, host of Showtime, a Saturday morning show on Montreal station CJAD, to talk about summer wines and, more specifically good wines for the barbecue. Sharman was charming and fun to work with, and I certainly hope to do it again some time. I have to say [...]
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Tasting note: Petalos 2006, Descendientes de Jose Palacios

I’d been waiting for months for this wine from Bierzo to reappear on the shelves. I discovered it during a tasting on Spain’s “emerging” wine regions, where this cuvée made from 100% mencia, an almost-forgotten grape variety apparently related to cabernet franc (or maybe Portugal’s jaen – it’s unclear), was a star of the evening. [...]
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