Tasting Note                         

87   2005 Flavium  Crianza (Bierzo)   5/25/09 ($9)

100%Mencia    12.5% alc
Color: Deep purple ruby. (3.0) Bouquet: Red and black licorice with black raspberry fruit and some mineral. (2.5) Body: Middleweight with very good fruit and acidity, smooth mouthfeel with no tannin to speak of. (2.5) Flavor: Parallels bouquet, but the black raspberry fruit is sweeter and more attractive. (3.0) Finish: Parallels bouquet with minerality lingering. (2.5)
Overall: Fruity, lively and light on its feet with nice acidity and mineral. Tasty with light meats or even fish. Excellent value. (13.5)