|88||View from the Cellar||The 2016 Garnacha Blanca from Legado del Moncayo comes in at 13.5 percent alcohol and delivers fine aromatic complexity in its nose of lemon, tart pear, wild fennel, salty soil tones, spring flowers and a hint of beeswax. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, crisp and wellbalanced, with a good core, fine soil signature and a long, bright and still quite primary finish. There is a bit of youthful bluntness on the finish today that will work out with a bit of bottle age, but this is a good, solid wine with plenty of personality in the more robust style of white grenache. 2018-2025.
Issue #75 – May/June 2018
|91||Wine Review Online||I’m much more familiar with Garnacha Blanca from Catalonia than Aragon, but this is a very convincing rendition of the variety. Medium-bodied, with open fruit flavors recalling white melon, tangerine and autumn pear, this is quite juicy and flavorful when first sipped, but then shows a more taut, citrus character in the finish. This sensory transition from a broad fore-palate to a linear aftertaste will help this work well with a very wide variety of foods, including anything from a roasted chicken to shellfish dishes such as shrimp or mussels. Delicious, and a very attractive bargain.
Michael Franz - November 6, 2018
|89||View from the Cellar||The 2017 Garnacha Blanco from Legado del Moncayo shows nicely measured ripeness in this vintage, coming in at 13.5 percent octane and delivering a fine bouquet of pear, a touch of coriander seed, raw almond, salty soil tones, a bit of wild fennel and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied and very nicely soil-driven in personality, with a lovely core, fine focus and grip and a long, complex finish. This is very, very good Garnacha Blanco and an absolute steal at $15 per bottle here in the states! 2019-2025.
Issue #78 - November/December 2018