“Full, rich concentrated and creamy with a succulent tropical nose. Harmonious, powerful, fresh, complex palate overlaid with well-tailored oak and a racy elegance on the finish”?
The 2006 is now listed by Jeroboams, for it was this vintage that one the Best White over £10 award and the accolade of best wine of show. And damn delicious it is too.
They were a bit vague on the grape components that were squeezed into this wine – a little Grenache Blanca perhaps? Bourboulenc? Picpoul? A little Viognier or Muscatel? You could be talking southern France rather than Spain!*
What I do know though is that this is a delicious wine that will be gracing my table this Christmas – the fresh tang on the finish makes this a superb food wine.
Wine Tasting Note: Mas D’En Compte Blanco, 2005, Priorat, Spain.
Stockist: Jeroboams Price: £19.95 [More: Adegga / Snooth]
A stunning aroma – aromatic, flora hints, a ‘coolness’. The palate, perfectly balanced, offers texture and layers of flavour in abundance. Lemon, white blossom, spice and hints of apricot, orange and vanilla. The acidty adds a little raciness on the finish. Alcohol 13.5%.
[ out of 5] Scribblings Rating – 96/100
* The Jeroboams website gives specific details that the shop staff did not – Garnacha Blanca 50%, Picapoll Blanco 20%, Pansa (/Xarel-lo) 15% Macabeo 15%.