I mentioned this wine briefly in the Weekend Drinking Thread, and am finally getting around to creating a thread for it. For me, one of the most exciting things about getting an order in from TWS is trying a new one and finding something that’s just delicious and punches well beyond its price tag. There’s no doubt in my mind that this Spanish white qualifies:
Part of the reason it’s taken me a while to post this is because I was struggling to write much of a tasting note for it. It was a bit of a bundle of contradictions. It was both zesty and rich, with the slightly oily texture that you get with Viognier. There was definitely some tropical fruit on the palate - peach and pineapple - with floral notes as well. It’s a real mouthful though - it’s round, full-bodied, rich and satisfying, bordering on unctuous. Quite a long finish. Overall though, it was just absolutely delicious. A joy to drink.
I can see this being a fantastic partner for tapas, prawns, white fish etc, but there’s definitely enough body here to handle spice. I’m going to stock up and keep a few bottles on hand for barbecue season. A definite re-order for me. In bulk.