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TELMO RODRIGUEZ Valdeorras Ladeiras Do Xil Falcoeira 'A Capilla' 2016 (750mL)

TELMO RODRIGUEZ Valdeorras Ladeiras Do Xil Falcoeira 'A Capilla' 2016 (750mL)

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"A tangy and intense red with crushed raspberries and white pepper and some slate undertones. Full body. Compact and very long. Fantastic brightness and intensity. Drink now."
96 points  - James Suckling


"Falcoeira was the first of their Valdeorras vineyards to be harvested in 2016, starting on September 16th. The 2.75 hectares of this young south-facing vineyard produced 2,635 bottles of the 2016 Falcoeira A Capilla, always a richer wine compared with its siblings. It's a historical vineyard that was abandoned, but its almost 100 ancient terraces were replanted with a field blend of Mencía, Merenzao, Sousón, Godello, Garnacha...and other grapes that would have been there in the past. Winemaking is simple, the grapes fermented in small wooden and stainless steel tanks, and the wine aged in French oak foudres. 2016 seems like a great vintage for the reds here, and Falcoeira kept the freshness and poise within its riper character. The palate is delineated and with a marked stony feeling to it. With time in the glass, the wine became finer and more elegant, and that extra touch of ripeness seemed to disappear. A great year for this wine."
94 points  - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate