2011 Guímaro Mencia, Ribeira Sacra

( £10.95, 14.5%, The Wine Society )

Made entirely from the Mencia grape (think Tempranaillo crossed with Cabernet France in style) this is a perfumed, refreshing red that carries its 14.5% alcohol without any apparent struggle. Pepper spicy and aromatic, with notes of wild thyme and lavender, this unoaked, faintly chewy red is a delight. Great with roast lamb. 

BuyDrinking window: 2013-16Similar Wines: £10-£20, 91-95, Spain, Red, Mencia
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