2009 Remelluri, Rioja Blanco, Spanish White.
This amazing white has numerous varietals, including Chardonnay, Marsanne and Roussanne plus other grapes that all make it a fantastic wine to try and enjoy. Telmo Rodriguez, the master winemaker has created a wine with the style and depth of a great Hermitage Blanc or Chateauneuf Blanc, it reminds me of both Chaputier Ermitage Le Meal and Chateau de Beaucastel Blanc, two of my all time favorite white wines. This 2009 Remelluri Blanc is a striking and wonderful wine of class and richness, unlike any white Rioja you’ll ever see or taste, with peach, apricot, apple and lemon/lime fruits, clarified cream, liquid minerals and hints of butterscotch plus a touch of honeycomb, this beauty is pure pleasure. The 2007 was a bit learner and surely has it’s admirers, but I adore the 2009 and find it ravishing and the finish goes for miles. In some ways it also reminds me of the Gassac Blanc, though I think I might give the edge to Telmo’s Blanco.
($70 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive

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