From the province of Léon, nudging Galiçia, Bierzo is a mountain-scape with a whiff of the Atlantic. The region is dedicated to Mençia. Not dissimilar to cooler shades of Syrah melded with Cabernet Franc, Mençia glows vermilion in the glass, with scents of violet, white pepper, pulpy blue fruits and dried nori. Mid-weighted, suave and fresh, Domino d’Anza’s expression is svelte of tannin and as Luis Guitterez, writing for Parker’s Wine Advocate notes, of a Burgundian persuasion. Energetic and sappy, an undercurrent of schistous mineral tows the melee to a long and persuasive finish.
I love the perfumed, refined, elegant and floral nose of the 2018 Dominio de Anza Selección de Parcelas, a red with a Burgundian profile. It has great purity and focus and is clean, expressive and showy. The palate is medium-bodied, really harmonious, with very fine and elegant tannins, superb freshness and clean, vibrant flavors. Very impressive!
94 points, Wine Advocate (July 2020)