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(2023) Mostly Albariño planted in 2000, but blended with Godello, Loureiro and Caíño Blanco, this is a new single-estate wine set for release in 2024. It comes from vineyards in Salnes and spent one year on the lees, then a further two maturing in small steel and concrete vats, still on the lees with regular stirring. The aromatics hint at exotic tropical fruits, but such a distinct saline mineral character too. There's a hint of breadiness from that lees work. Hints of pineapple and lychee compound that tropical character, with a sweep of lemon and grapefruit that gives a bone dry finish, tangy and pithy, but some orange peel character too. Not available in the UK at time of review.
(2023) An Albariño from a single vineyard and, unusualy, cellared for several years prior to release, including six months on the lees. It's a wine with a more sultry aspect than many from this appellation, that extended ageing adding a creaminess to the yellow apple fruit, a fine sense of wet river pebbles and delicate floral notes adding definite class. In the mouth quite broad, concentrated and relatively powerful. There's a core of juicy oranges and lemons citrus, but some nuttiness and broader, fuller appeal through the mid-palate too. A beautiful wine. £28.80 on Multi-buy.  
(2023) This terrific Albariño is aged for 30 months in stainless steel, the time on the lees adding texture and layered richness. A lovely yello-green in colour, aromas are creamy, almondy and peachy. Rosy red apple notes and lime add interest to both nose and palate, a fine saline slipperiness to the texture, superb acidity and just a complete, savoury and satisfying wine.
(2023) At 11 years old this is just outstanding. It has aged like a fine white Bordeaux in many ways, with gentle almond and honey, also chamomile and lime peel, a suggestion of mineral salts. On the palate sweet, ripe and with a light waxy texture, glittering acidity and the richness balanced by a little river stone firmness, great length and a touch of salinity. Outstanding as I say.
(2023) From a single vineyard of 40-year-old vines on granite soils in Salnés, free-run juice is fermented with indigenous yeast and aged on the lees for a full 36 months. This has a fabulous nose, blending exotic and luscious fruit with a more steely, lemon and salts firmness, but an oatmeally sense of richness too. The palate echoes the nose, weighty and rich, gently nutty, but with a beautiful limey fruit purity and acid finish.
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