|93||Vinous Media||Limpid, green-hued yellow. Powerful, deeply pitched melon, white peach and tangerine scents show excellent clarity and pick up a smoky mineral quality with aeration. Offers deeply concentrated, spice-tinged citrus fruit and honeydew flavors that tighten up steadily on the back half. Closes very long and smooth, with resonating peach and mineral qualities and a sexy floral nuance.
Spain’s Northern Regions Keep it Cool – March 2019
|92+||View from the Cellar||The Albariño “Selección Especial” from Adegas Gran Vinum hails from fifty year-old vines. It is given five months aging on its fine lees, with weekly stirrings, prior to bottling. The 2017 version is beautifully complex and detailed, offering up a complex bouquet of grapefruit,
tart orange, gentle leesy tones, sea salts, stony minerality, lemongrass and a bit of oceanic brininess in the upper register. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and focused, with a lovely core, impressive complexity and a long, vibrant and classy finish. This seems to be more user-friendly out of the blocks than the 2016 rendition (please see note below) and this is the vintage I would opt for drinking first, though both years are outstanding and will age long and gracefully. 2019-2035.
Issue 78 - Nov/Dec 2018
|91 EC||The Wine Enthusiast||Peach and melon flavors are fresh but also full and slightly leesy. A citrusy palate is tight in structure, with lemony acidity keeping this Albariño crisp and focused. Orange and lime flavors are clean as polished glass, while this is long, pure and minerally on a stylish finish. Drink now.
Editors' Choice - April 2019
|92||International Wine Review||A 100% Albariño that’s rich and complex, offering fresh garden herbs, pineapple, and tropical fruit. Lovely purity and focus with a creamy mouth feel. Elegant with purity of fruit on the palate that evokes lemon tart. Purity extends to the finish with lemony acidity. Delicious and beautifully focused.
"Spanish Wines of Value and Quality" - June 20, 2019
|92||View from the Cellar||The 2018 “Selección Especial” from Adegas Gran Vinum is an outstanding young Albariño, offering up superb depth and complexity right out of the blocks, but also with the structure to age very nicely for at least the next decade. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a fine blend of lemon, tart pear, dried flowers, lovely minerality and a topnote of sea salts. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and beautifully light on its feet, with a good core, fine focus and grip, bright acids and very good length and grip on the complex finish. A very lovely bottle of Albariño. 2020-2030.
Issue # 85 - January/February 2020
|91||Wine Spectator||This white is rich and firm, with structure and depth. Pear, melon, ginger, tarragon and mineral notes are fresh and focused. Should age nicely. Drink now through 2026. 750 cases made, 420 cases imported. — TM