92+/100 Punkte Robert Parker August 31, 2017 The grapes from the older vineyards are selected to produce the red cuvée 2013 Lacima, which is from different vineyards and with a breakdown of approximately 75% Mencía, 20% Brancellao, 3% Mouratón and 2% Sousón. It fermented in open top 500-liter French oak barrels with indigenous yeasts and punching down of the cap and then was transferred to 300-liter barriques for malolactic and 16 months aging. The élevage was completed with a further five months in one 3,500-liter oak vat. It felt riper and oakier than the Lalama#a constant across vintages#with spices, toast and smoke intermixed with darker cherry flavors. The palate is medium-bodied, with more weight and denser, keeping its poise and balance, with some dusty tannins and oak-related flavors in the finish. It might need some more time in bottle to better integrate the effect of the élevage. 4,600 bottles produced. It's been in bottle since 2015.
18.5 Punkte Vinum Mai 2017 Hierfür wurden 50 bis 100 Jahre alte Mencia-Stücke von sandigem Boden mit einem Zehntel Brancellao assembliert. Duftet sehr intensiv nach frischen Erd- und Himbeeren, Gewürzen und Tabak. Köstliche Frucht am Gaumen, komplex, mineralisch, sehr lang und elegant. 2017 bis 2033.
93/100 Punkte Robert Parker August 2017 A champion in quality-to-price ratio, the red 2013 Lalama wants to replicate the traditional wine produced as a field blend that is mostly Mencía with some 10% a myriad other varieties#Brancellao, Mouratón, Sousón and Garnacha Tintorera#from many different vineyards on different soils, altitudes and expositions. The destemmed and crushed grapes fermented in 2500-3500 and 4500-liter oak vats with indigenous yeasts followed by malolactic in 300-liter barriques where it was kept for 13 months followed by a further seven months in oak vat. It has an explosive and captivating nose, an explosion of wild berries and herbs, with just a creamy touch and some spices. It's redolent of acid berries, with an electric-like sensation in the palate revealing great freshness, focused flavors, very fine tannins and a clean, long and refreshing finish. This is plain delicious<(>,<)> the best Lalama I remember. 65'0 00 bottles produced. This combines quality, p