About as big and ripe as they come before tilting to the other side. Aromas of prune, raisin, marzipan, leather and baked berry fruit are sweet and inviting, while the loaded, tannic palate deals big berry flavors, tea and spice. Mint and coconut grace the pusling, stocked finish. Drink from 2012 thru 2015.
After escaping a gaseous, sulfuric opening, Remelluri evolves into the serious, world-class wine that it is. Blackberry is dominant on both the nose and palate, while the feel is ripe, pumped up and loaded with fruit and tannin. The more it airs out, the more maxed out it gets. This is a big black-fruit wine to drink now or over the next few years.
Questionable value at $70, but this is very good and rather unique white Rioja. Remelluri uses a multitude of common and unheard-of grapes, and they hit it with a lot of oak. Still, amid the oily richness there’s balance, acidity and excellent layering of grass, spice, apple, banana and lemon flavors. Big at 14.5%, but it will go really well with baked fish or lobster.