|90||Vinous Media||Limpid straw-yellow. Mineral-accented aromas of white peach, tangerine and honey take on a floral nuance as the wine opens up. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering fresh citrus and pit fruit flavors that deepen steadily with air. Clings with very good tenacity on the spicy finish, which shows very good clarity and repeating florality.
Mediterranean Spain: Diversity and Consistency, April 25, 2019
|88||International Wine Review||A 100% Garnacha Blanca with vines ranging from 20-50+ years and grapes destemmed prior to crushing. Savory with an herbal nose like Sauvignon Blanc and soft on the attack with citrus and melon flavors. Finishes dry and medium long.
"Spanish Wines of Value and Quality" - June 20, 2019
|88||View from the Cellar||I was delighted to see the 2017 vintage of Las Colinas del Ebro Garnaxta Blanca from Bodegas Abanico arrive on my doorstep sealed with a plastic cork, as the last two vintages of this wine have been sealed under screwcap and permanently reduced when I tasted them (with an obviously very good wine buried under the reduction). The 2017 is a ripe and complex wine, coming in at fourteen percent octane and offering up a bouquet of pineapple, sweet grapefruit, white flowers, a fine base of soil tones and a nice touch of citrus peel in the upper register. On the palate the wine is broad-shouldered, full-bodied and nicely balanced for its ripeness level, with a very good core of fruit, sound framing acids, fine focus and grip and a long, tasty finish. This is not overly complex, but hits all the right notes and offers up a lot of personality for fifteen dollars per bottle! 2018-2021.
Issue #78 - November/December 2018