Tasting Note                         

87   2007 Ventura  Vina do Burato  (Ribeira Sacra)   6/6/09 ($15)

100% Mencia,   12.5% alc
Color: Medium black cherry. (2.5) Bouquet: Rich, smooth black cherry fruit with some game and minerality in the mix. (3.0) Body: Middleweight with very good fruit and acidity, combined with a light, silky mouthfeel. (2.5) Flavor: Parallels bouquet. (3.0) Finish: Parallels bouquet, but lighter and more simple. (2.5)
Overall: This is a less concentrated, simpler version of its more expensive sibling. And I would probably compare this more to a Cabernet Franc than a Northern Rhone, even though this also has a gamey component, less pronounced than the Caneiro. Nonetheless, I like the mouthfeel, tasty fruit and drinkability of this wine. (13.5)