Luna Beberide Mencia Paixar 2006
WA94: The 2006 Paixar is 100% Mencia from 80+-year-old vines planted in slate. The wine is naturally fermented, aged for 16 months in new French oak, and bottled without filtration. A glass-staining opaque purple, it offers up a brooding, kinky bouquet filled with Asian spices, incense, black currant, plum, and black cherry. Elegant, silky-textured, and impeccably balanced, it comes off as an imaginary blend of Grand Cru Burgundy and Cote Rotie. Give this sexy effort 5-7 years of additional cellaring and drink it from 2015 to 2030.