A little gassy and sulfuric upon first blush, but airing scares the funk away, leaving deep black-fruit scents and mineral. In the mouth, it’s a saturated softy with black cherry, coffee and chocolate flavors. And it unwinds in several stages on the finish, which indicates complexity and layering. With mild tannins, it’s a good one to drink now and over the next…
A Rueda white that gets it right. Pure peach and nectarine aromas lead to a smooth, pure palate of peach and apple flavors. Its purity and poise are obvious and it has that extra bit of feel and elevation to the flavors.
Hard, leathery aromas, with an intense but exceedingly tannic palate. Killer bite and raspy, with bitterness and heat. Has decent black fruit flavor but still it’s tough and unrefined.