Wine Review: Dominio de Tares ‘Baltos’ Mencia 2018

Image description: A bottle of 2018 Dominio de Tares ‘Baltos’ Mencia. 

Dominio de Tares ‘Baltos’ Mencia 2018

A single variety of Mencia from Bierzo, Spain. The grapes have been sourced from vines over 40 years old with a low production and at an altitude of 400-600 meters. The wine has been aged in American and French oak barrels for 6 months.

The wine is aromatic with wild berry and spice on the nose. A smooth, medium-bodied red with rounded tannins and notes of liquorice and fennel. 

Food pairing suggestions include cheese, vegetables, pulses and pasta. 

This wine can be purchased from The Oxford Wine Company, which has three central locations on Turl Street, Little Clarendon Street and Botley Road, at a price of £13.50 (including a 10% student discount).

Image credits: Bailey Cameron