Wine Spectator 91: Expressive black cherry, currant, licorice, mineral and smoke flavors mingle in this focused red. The texture is gentle but firm, with well-integrated tannins and racy acidity providing structure. A compact wine that shows good intensity. Drink now through 2023. 30,000 cases made. Galloni 91: Brilliant ruby-red. Spice-accented raspberry and candied flowers on the perfumed nose. Silky, spicy and aromatic on the palate, offering energetic but edge-free flavors of mineral-tinged red berries. Finishes silky, spicy and very long, with a repeating note of red fruit and silky shaping tannins. Suckling 92: Aromas of ripe berries such as blueberry and raspberry with slate and stone undertones. Full body plus silky and refined tannins that deliver a savory and delicious finish. Some pie crust and ripe fruit undertones too. Made from a selection of different vineyards of pure mencía. Superb value. Drink now. Parker-Gutierrez 92: Always among the best values of Spain, the 2013 Pétalos del Bierzo has an extra degree of freshness in a cool vintage, and some time in bottle always does this wine wonders. It's aromatic, open and expressive, with floral aromas and bright fruit, wild strawberries and violets. This is always a subtle, medium-bodied wine, with fine tannins, sleek acidity and a fine minerality. Ready now. This should be readily available as there were some 380,000 bottles produced.