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Albarino Cepas Vellas Rias Baixas Do Ferreiro 2015

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95 Points, Zachys Buying Team: “This is one of the true icons of albarino and it comes from one of the oldest vineyards in the region and all of Spain – pre-phylloxera and pre-Franco. It is 100% old vine albarino from a mere one hectare and it is easily one of the great white wine experiences of the year for us – and not to mention one of Spain’s greatest and most elusive whites. The best way to describe it is that the Cepas Velles is the DO Ferreiro Albarino on steroids – it is a little more of everything, more fruit, more concentration, and more depth. There is an old vine intensity here with minerality and acidity that shouts across the palate and just lingers. These qualities are joined by ripe fruit spice and herbs; layers of green apples, pears, limes, melons, oyster shells, peaches, fennel, ginger and the perfect accent of Atlantic Ocean salinity. It is only 12.5% alcohol, but there is plenty of texture and concentration to accompany this mineral-driven wine of persistence and energy. Bravo. Sadly there is little produced, and much less brought into this country. We are allocated a mere twelve bottles and it will sell out.”

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95 Points, Zachys Buying Team: “This is one of the true icons of albarino and it comes from one of the oldest vineyards in the region and all of Spain – pre-phylloxera and pre-Franco. It is 100% old vine albarino from a mere one hectare and it is easily one of the great white wine experiences of the year for us – and not to mention one of Spain’s greatest and most elusive whites. The best way to describe it is that the Cepas Velles is the DO Ferreiro Albarino on steroids – it is a little more of everything, more fruit, more concentration, and more depth. There is an old vine intensity here with minerality and acidity that shouts across the palate and just lingers. These qualities are joined by ripe fruit spice and herbs; layers of green apples, pears, limes, melons, oyster shells, peaches, fennel, ginger and the perfect accent of Atlantic Ocean salinity. It is only 12.5% alcohol, but there is plenty of texture and concentration to accompany this mineral-driven wine of persistence and energy. Bravo. Sadly there is little produced, and much less brought into this country. We are allocated a mere twelve bottles and it will sell out.”

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