Nose has oxidized pear slice, browning butter, toasted salt, candied pineapple, beeswax, toasted pistachio and dry crushed granite.
Palate has dried apricot, dried lemon peel, dehydrated green apple slices, toasted ginger, un-salted cashew, (minor) tangerine juice, (minor) vanilla oak notes, yet while showing zingy acidity and a never ending finish. Weighty and light on the palate, simultaneously.
Always one of our favorites in the RLdH lineup, the Blanco's will and can age for decades. This bottle should be close to the current release.
90% Viura / 10% Malvasía; Decanted 3 hours.
Amazing wine...I NEED to find the Gran Reserva, but need much more of this one!
A perfect wine to end cap a long weekend, Labor Day (US), or any weekend really! — 11 days ago
Paella coliflor y bacalao. Paps — 5 days ago
Lots of big cherry and red fruit on nose. A little “hot” for 13.5% alcohol wine and thought was heavy oak and it felt closed off at first but opened up nicely after 1 hour. Look forward to drinking it again tomorrow to see how it develops. Well made. — 5 days ago
Tried this 2x recently. Wow! Ruby with complex fruit aromas, spice and oak. Blend of 90% Tempranillo & 10% Graciano, 48 mos on American oak. On the palate ripe Berry fruits, powerful yet elegant, with spice & smoky earthy notes on full tannins. Long finish, nice mouthfeel, ending with mineral earthy tones and cigar box spice, a joy to Sip!! Tasting great, has more aging potential, try in 10+ years! Great Value! — 10 days ago
Aroma includes slight nuts and fruity flavor. Citrus and lemon, fresh. Acidic. Stimulated. Elegant! Sour 2017 @800, Eva - XH, 200912-200912 — 6 days ago
Crisp but not acidic, $12 from Berkeley wine — 8 days ago