Bodegas Rafael Palacios

Louro Valdeorras Godello

9.0278 ratings
9.061 pro ratings
O Bolo, Valdeorras, Galicia, Spain
Godello
Top Notes For
Jordan Wardlaw

This is a home run right out of the gate and just keeps soaring way beyond price point. Pear, peach, ginger, white flowers, hazelnuts, fresh butter, salt-preserved lemons. Quite complex. Salinity, floral aroma and freshness are reminiscent of Chablis. Mid palate is lithe yet richly textured, rounding out into a more tropical fruit dimension with extended aeration, showing more weight and viscosity. Outstanding depth and lift. Fabulous barrel-fermented Godello. Love it.

This is a home run right out of the gate and just keeps soaring way beyond price point. Pear, peach, ginger, white flowers, hazelnuts, fresh butter, salt-preserved lemons. Quite complex. Salinity, floral aroma and freshness are reminiscent of Chablis. Mid palate is lithe yet richly textured, rounding out into a more tropical fruit dimension with extended aeration, showing more weight and viscosity. Outstanding depth and lift. Fabulous barrel-fermented Godello. Love it.

Sep 12th, 2018
Austin Hohnke

Ripe and rich. Tropical and leesy, but with stern, crisp acidity. Would love to sneak this into a flight/tasting of oaked Chard.

Ripe and rich. Tropical and leesy, but with stern, crisp acidity. Would love to sneak this into a flight/tasting of oaked Chard.

May 11th, 2018
Matt Lasater

Godello slowly becoming my go to substitute for Chablis. Plenty of breadth and expanse on the palate, focused acid, expressive nose that is very alluring. There’s a lot of wine here for not a lot of money.

Godello slowly becoming my go to substitute for Chablis. Plenty of breadth and expanse on the palate, focused acid, expressive nose that is very alluring. There’s a lot of wine here for not a lot of money.

Apr 21st, 2018
Mark Lindzy

I love this Godello, foudre aged with a touch of Treixadura, enough brightness for ceviche and weighty fruit for gumbo.

I love this Godello, foudre aged with a touch of Treixadura, enough brightness for ceviche and weighty fruit for gumbo.

3 people found it helpfulJan 29th, 2015
Gustavo Martin

Such a nice typical Godello from Rafael Palacio! Wonderful expression of this native grappe crafted by a good enologist!

Such a nice typical Godello from Rafael Palacio! Wonderful expression of this native grappe crafted by a good enologist!

3 people found it helpfulNov 26th, 2014
Robbie Ward

Great texture. Ripe stone fruit, twist of citrus. Lingers nicely

Great texture. Ripe stone fruit, twist of citrus. Lingers nicely

3 people found it helpfulNov 23rd, 2014
Lauren Brooke

River stones and lime peel with miles to go.

River stones and lime peel with miles to go.

3 people found it helpfulFeb 9th, 2014
Spinning_spins

Tasty Godello. Aromatic and rich but not heavy, with loads of citrus and tropical character, bright acidity, and a fruity and minerally finish. Really good and really a great value at around $15.

Tasty Godello. Aromatic and rich but not heavy, with loads of citrus and tropical character, bright acidity, and a fruity and minerally finish. Really good and really a great value at around $15.

1 person found it helpfulJan 6th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

Such a great value, $20 and loaded with character and substance.
Crystalline gold and citrus fruits with white floral highlights. Elegance and weight perfectly combine to broaden this wine's food pairing and consumer appeal. If you "like white wine" or wine like me you HAVE to try this.
#godello #spain #palacios 🇪🇸

Such a great value, $20 and loaded with character and substance.
Crystalline gold and citrus fruits with white floral highlights. Elegance and weight perfectly combine to broaden this wine's food pairing and consumer appeal. If you "like white wine" or wine like me you HAVE to try this.
#godello #spain #palacios 🇪🇸

1 person found it helpfulJan 6th, 2016
Jennifer

Force strong it is #forcefriday wine good it is #starwars #spanishwine 😏

Force strong it is #forcefriday wine good it is #starwars #spanishwine 😏

1 person found it helpfulDec 19th, 2015