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PALACIOS DESCENDIENTES DE JOSE PALACIOS MONCERBAL 2013 DOUBLE MAGNUM (3L)
Each year it's a fight between Moncerbal and Las Lamas, and it's usually the former that is better. The 2013 Moncerbal, the stonier and more extreme vineyard, was quite open, even a little forward with ripe cherries, exuberant, a little lactic with some savory aromas (Marmite?). The palate is medium to full-bodied, with fine minerality, with a much better palate than nose. In fact, the nose was quite chameleon-like - it kept changing for a good couple of hours I had it in the glass, sometimes showing more forward, and then closing down and feeling more austere and backward. I have no doubt this will evolve nicely in bottle. 2,160 bottles produced.
Robert Parker. The Wine Advocate. 95/100