2017 Do Ferreiro "Cepas Vellas" Albariño Rias Baixas

SKU #1408698 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 There is another phenomenal vintage in the 2017 Albariño Cepas Vellas. This is a very regular vineyard that delivers very complex wines year in, year out, and according to Manuel Méndez, "in difficult years, it behaves better than any other vineyard." We're talking about ancient, ungrafted, pergola-trained vines around the winery—1.5 hectares of gnarled, incredible vines that are up to 150 years of age. This is very complete, and there is a touch more complexity and depth when tasted next to the 2016. The nose is quite similar and is both undeveloped and young, with notes of freshly cut grass, white flowers and wet granite. It has an electric palate with tasty flavors and a saline, tasty finish. This should make beautiful old bones. I tasted the 2011 next to it, and this wine has years ahead of it. (LG)  (2/2019)

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By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/11/2019 | Send Email
If you are a white wine geek and have never tasted Albarino from 150-200 year old vines you need to give this a try. Saline, ocean spray aromas zoom from this along with flowery citrus blossom scents. The mid-palate is thick textured with Chablis-like flinty green flavors and an indescribable and alluring wet paste minerality on the finish. Hide a bottle of this in your cellar next to your Grand Cru white Burgundies for the next decade.

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Alcohol Content (%): 13