100% Mencia - Among the world’s most ambitious yet intimate wine estates (to which one usually arrives by boat), Finca Míllara is the dream of Fernando de Santiago, who fell in love with the emerging, dramatic and nearly inaccessible Ribeira Sacra wine district, a historically significant wine region that had been virtually abandoned. In 2000, he began purchasing parcels in the uninhabited hamlet of A Míllara overlooking the Miño, eventually acquiring the entire township and its surrounding slopes from hundreds of proprietary descendants. Reclaiming and restructuring the vineyard terraces A Míllara itself, following strict guidelines to maintain original architecture, incorporated the modern winemaking and aging facility. “Brilliant ruby. Pungent, mineral-accented aromas of black raspberry, cola, licorice and dried flowers. Racy and precise but concentrated too, offering energetic red and dark berry flavors that become sweeter with air. Shows excellent clarity on the finish, which features fine-grained tannins and a sexy floral nuance.” Josh Reynolds, International Wine Cellar, 2011 vintage, 90 points.