Finca Luna Beberide 2017


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The 2017 Finca Luna Beberide is 100% mencia from 60-year old vines. The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks with native yeasts and spends 12 months in a mix of new and second-use French Oak barrels.
92 points: "The 2017 version is excellent on both the nose and palate...aromatic constellation of cassis, black raspberry, espresso, woodsmoke, graphite, a complex foundation of soil and a topnote of anise. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and nicely plush on the attack, with a fine core and soil signature, ripe, moderately chewy tannins and fine length and grip on the complex finish...the balance is still impeccable and this wine is going to age beautifully...approachable today and quite easy to drink, but another layer of complexity is bound to emerge with some bottle age. 2020-2050."
-- John Gilman, View from the Cellar

91 points: "Deep ruby. Intense blackberry, cherry pit and licorice aromas are enlivened by a suggestion of smoky minerals. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering chewy dark berry and bitter cherry flavors that open up and become sweeter with air. Shows very good depth as well as energy and finishes sappy and long, with building florality and fine-grained tannins that sneak in late."
-- Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media

90 points: "I had two vintages to taste of the Mencía cuvée that used to be called Finca La Cuesta but has been renamed as the 2017 Finca Luna Beberide. Tasting it side by side with the 2016, you could notice the differences of both vintages, where the wines from 2017 have more color and higher ripeness."
-- Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate