Canary Islands

Envinate

Táganan Vinos Atlánticos Red Blend 2018

An airy, effusive and downright beautiful wine is the 2018 Taganan from the Tenerife Envínate property of modernist Spanish winemakers Laura Ramos, Jose Martínez, Roberto Santana and Alfonso Torrente. Created from 100-200 year old vines on volcanic soils, it’s a delicate, restrained wine with a gorgeous, smoky bouquet of sour cherry, strawberries and Provençal herbs; the palate, meanwhile, is saturated with very fine tannins, almost imperceptible acidity and nice length. Served lightly chilled, this is an exciting wine which should gain further interest with age. — 15 days ago

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Bodegas Los Bermejos

Lanzarote Diego Seco 2021

Lots of minerality, lemons and peaches on the nose. The wife gets a whiff of vanilla.
A very fresh, very stony, refreshing white.
Perfect for sushi.
Very interesting and long finish, like licking rocks, in the best way.
Someone mentioned Chablis-like, I can see that, crisp yet yellow/white fruited w sense of earth.
— a month ago

Andrew, Brent and 8 others liked this

4 Kilos Vinícola

Motor America Tierra de Mallorca Fogoneu 2019

It is motor america, but might be a different blend: (callet, monastrel, manto negro) love drinking this- so different. Aromatic mineral, volcanic, cranberry, red licorice, ripe tomato. Grapefruit. Great acidity. Medium minus body. Young, but also mature? Probably goes with every food imaginable. — 2 days ago

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Dolores Cabrera Fernández

La Araucaria Tinto Paraje La Perdoma Tenerife Valle de la Orotava Listan Negro 2015

Last bottle I had held onto but me methinks it was already on the downward slope. One of my fave Canary wines & so originally vital in all kinds of rose petal, forest leaves, & menthol notes, but now more muted. Bottle variability or just 7 years is pushing it? — 5 days ago

Peter, Andrew and 6 others liked this

Envinate

La Santa de Ursula 2020

Brilliant, per usual — 2 days ago

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Medianías

Vinas Viejas Valle de la Orotova Listan Negro 2019

Explosive grapefruit taste and nose with hints of seaside minerals. Let it open for 30 minutes before diving in. — 16 days ago

Bodegas Viñátigo

Vijariego Negro 2020

Pretty classic listán negro with good canary island volcanic terroir present but with some peppy berry fruits! — 12 days ago

Natasha Bray
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Envinate

Migan Vinos Atlánticos Listan Negro 2019

Next time I’ll let it open for several hours — 15 days ago