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El Reto Manchuela Albilla

9.1153 ratings
9.131 pro ratings
Manchuela, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Albilla
Top Notes For
Peter Sultan

First time with this varietal from Manchuela. Has a slight grey lemon tint that reminds me of some Alsatian Pinot Blancs, with a thicker mouthfeel like them. Lemon curd, Meyer lemons & I dare say a Burgundian feel, if not rather course. Drank in two halves, with plenty of air second time, which really benefited it. Very enjoyable, & for 17-19$, it’s a goddamn bargain

First time with this varietal from Manchuela. Has a slight grey lemon tint that reminds me of some Alsatian Pinot Blancs, with a thicker mouthfeel like them. Lemon curd, Meyer lemons & I dare say a Burgundian feel, if not rather course. Drank in two halves, with plenty of air second time, which really benefited it. Very enjoyable, & for 17-19$, it’s a goddamn bargain

Jul 20th, 2022
Josh Morgenthau

Bright, crisp, citrusy. Light; a bit austere.

Bright, crisp, citrusy. Light; a bit austere.

Apr 24th, 2022
Johan Larsson

Owner/Sommelier tapasbar

8.8

Behövde tid för att öppna upp, inledningsvis en störande bitterhet, men med tiden kom fat och mognare frukt.

Behövde tid för att öppna upp, inledningsvis en störande bitterhet, men med tiden kom fat och mognare frukt.

Nov 22nd, 2018
Shengli Hu

Saline, lime peel, green tea, green apple, white peach, jasmine, and wet stone. Moderate acidity with some phenolic bitterness. Medium body at 12.5%.

Saline, lime peel, green tea, green apple, white peach, jasmine, and wet stone. Moderate acidity with some phenolic bitterness. Medium body at 12.5%.

Aug 17th, 2018
Rebecca Hopkins

PR Folio Fine Wine Partners

9.2

Delicious value thanks Erica

Delicious value thanks Erica

Dec 3rd, 2015
Zachary Sussman

Wine writer PUNCH

9.2

Sign me up.

Sign me up.

Oct 2nd, 2015
Chris O'Hearn

Robert Sinskey Vineyards

8.6

New to me but not my thang :)

New to me but not my thang :)

Sep 4th, 2015
Alex Alan

Wine Director Hotel Delmano

8.9

Better & better with every new vintage.

Better & better with every new vintage.

Apr 20th, 2015
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

8.8

Fun Spanish white; amazing pairing with pickled sushi ginger. Otherwise, fine. Highly recommended if you're having pickled ginger for dinner.

Fun Spanish white; amazing pairing with pickled sushi ginger. Otherwise, fine. Highly recommended if you're having pickled ginger for dinner.

Jan 14th, 2015
Cristin Brown

Might be my favorite Spanish white in a long time!

Might be my favorite Spanish white in a long time!

Dec 11th, 2014