|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