Remelluri Blanco 2006 750ml
SKU: 15615

Remelluri Blanco 2006

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Category White Wine
Region Spain, Rioja
Brand Remelluri
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Golden straw colour with a greenish iridescence. Clean and bright. In the glass, it has impressive intensity and aromatic power, with initial savoury aromas of pickles, asparagus and artichokes accompanied by a toasty bottom note and lightly smoked notes. This followed by aromas of aromatic herbs and white flowers, acacia, lemon verbena and honeysuckle. After a while in the glass aromas of white flowers, lychees and pear emerge, accompanied by anisette notes. When swirled in the glass, mineral and scrubland aromas emerge and hints of wild white flowers again come to the fore. In short, it has a very complex, harmonious nose, with a wealth of aromas in which mineral, sweet and savoury notes are combined to make the wine even more original. The palate shows power and structure, with an intensity and persistence which will not fail to impress, whilst the acidity harmonises and improves the mid-palate, also affording it length and continuity. The finish again evokes the pickles and minerals, with a floral aftertaste. The entry promises greater breadth and viscosity after further ageing in the bottle.
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Questionable value at $70, but this is very good and rather unique white Rioja. Remelluri uses a multitude of common and unheard-of grapes, and they hit it with a lot of oak. Still, amid the oily richness there's balance, acidity and excellent layering of grass, spice, apple, banana and lemon flavors. Big at 14.5%, but it will go really well with baked fish or lobster.

December 15, 2008

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