Thanks to ideal weather in 2015 and Amancio Fernández’s deft hand, the 2015 Losada Altos de Losada Bierzo Mencia ranks as another great success from this superb property. The 2015 Altos de Losada offers a deep purple robe and an alluring set of aromatics. Savory notes of blueberry, black cherry, purple plum, and Asian spices caress the nose and grace the palate. Bold but balanced, Amancio Fernández’s 2015 Mencia offers lush flavors, profound depth of flavor, and true elegance from the first sip until the last. The wine’s pure, concentrated fruit flavors that seem to sink into the marrow of the wine, subtle minerality, and intriguing spice tones are all carried gracefully by the wine’s fine grained tannins, which provide balance and ample structure to carry the 2015 Losada Altos de Losada Mencia into the next decade and beyond. In fact, we have found Losada’s Mencias to be deceptively drinkable early on, yet capable of improving in bottle for a decade or more.