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2016 La Linea Mencia

Region:Adelaide Hills (Lenswood) , SA

Style:Medium Bodied

Producer:La Linea

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One of the first Australian versions of this variety. One Trophy. “This is superb.” - Mike Bennie


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Mencia is the new kid on the block of varieties in Australia.

Peter Leske, the winemaker responsible for this release, has backed this exuberant Spanish variety placing it amongst the first couple of (very) good examples popping their head up from South Australia in 2016.

A small parcel of fruit, gently handled and absolutely nailed in its debut vintage. With 94 points from The Wine Front’s Mike Bennie and a Trophy for Best Other Red at the 2016 Adelaide Hills Wine Show, if you are curious about exciting new varieties here in Australia you need to check this out.

Only around 200 dozen made.

What It Tastes Like

94 points. “Great clarity to the fruit here. Lifted floral and sweet red fruit perfume. Palate shows bustle of sweet spice and red currants. Fine juiciness then very fine ropes of powdery tannins. Those tannins! It’s sleek and tight, long and fine. Light weight yet packs in plenty. This is superb.”

  • Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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