There is a level of density and class to the Rias Biaxas of Nanclares which seems to elevate the wines above the rest of the appellation. Quintessential but out of the ordinary. Reminds me of the ways that Dagueneau or Miani transcends. This 2013 has pedigree and such a youthful fervor, no hurry here. — 3 years ago
Pretty cool stuff providing an array of flavors. The positively tart stone fruits are complemented by grilled Meyer lemons and chalky minerality, expanding on the layered and rewarding finish where an herbaceous twist add complexity and loads of interest. While the oak treatment is hardly visible, it does provide some positive spicy notes. — 6 years ago
I like these northeastern whites as they are an alternative to dropping the change for the Pepe's or Valentini's of Abruzzo. Whites that are serious. This was a nice compliment to seared cod served with a deconstructed gazpacho. Boozy on the nose like some whites. Was a bit reduced, but after the first half hour it blew off. Really nice mouthfeel, which you don't always get with whites. I could really use more of this. Gotta try a Miani though. See you soon.....
— 5 years ago
Sweet and dense tannins, starting to resolve, but still providing serious backbone to its ripe, red and partly dried berries. Complemented by forest floor aromas and fading floral notes, this has a light feeling to it despite the evident concentration. Long, pulsating finish. — 7 years ago
Just as baffled as every time when stripping down a bottle of Miani; how the heck is this possible…!? ’15 Chardonnay; Big, bold and broad shouldered but with a vibrant and linear freshness to it, with its trade mark electric minerality, both on the nose and the palate. Hitting all the clusters with full power in complete balance thanks to the sharp and vibrant mineral backbone . The 14.5 (!) % abv is barely being noticed, more than acting as a supporting role in the unity by providing even further structure throughout the finish. A powerlifter that is out-dancing the ballerina. Rating is conservative... — 4 years ago