The iconoclastic Emilio Rojo produces this five-grape blend from terraced vineyards located in inland Galicia. The wine is lush, rich and shows barrel characteristics and depth. The nose is toasty and alluring, but the real play comes in the mouth, which is healthy as an ox, with layered flavors of baked apple, tropical fruits and honey. Long on the finish, with an…
This five-grape blend is based on Treixadura but also includes Albariño, Loureira, Lado and Torrontès. The grapes were picked well into October, so the richness and alcohol are up there. Still, the flowery aromas are alluring and the flavors of mango, pear and apple are clean despite some oak aging. Only 50 cases imported into the States.
A blend of four white grapes, including Albariño; this is an unconventional wine made in small quantities. Starts with cinnamon and anise aromas that morph toward curry. Plenty of full-bodied spiced pear and banana flavors in the center. Unlike most everything else; could even be better in a cooler vintage like the upcoming 2004.
This wine from Galicia blends together four different grapes, and the mix isn’t exactly a bona fide hit. The aromas come across as being slightly artificial. Applesauce flavors come next, followed by a finish that’s acidic but still like flat seltzer. This wine lacks freshness despite its youth.