Vanilla notes dominate on the nose, with smokey wood and cacao notes from the ageing in barriques. Floral and fruity flavours come through on the powerful, full-bodied palate, which has well-balanced acidity and a long finish.
Medium intensity with ripe citrus notes and tangerine. Predominantly, floral with hawthorn, jasmine and orange blossom, and a herbal hay carácter lingering in the background.
Awarded 92 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their September 2017 review of Sparkling Wine (alternatives) (see blue link below).
Bright gold. It offers a nose of tropical fruit, minerality and sweet spices. Wild herbs, beeswax, grapefruit and nutmeg spice combine appealingly on the palate here.
Although produced on quite a large scale, a terrific amount of TLC goes into the production of this wine. The grapes are picked by hand and vinified by separate vineyard plots to reflect the individual expression of each plot. The wine is left on lees for 8 months in stainless steel tanks before bottling. The result is a rich, complex wine with hints of apple and ripe fruits. In 2011, Valdamor Albarino was judged one of the top 28 Spanish White Wines in the New Wave Spanish Wine Awards.
Intense, complex aroma of exotic fruit (passion fruit and green fig), delicately ennobled by fine notes of toast and vanilla (from the ageing in new French oak). Good balance in the mouth thanks to the wine's acidity, with floral notes that pleasantly linger mid-palate.