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Wine Tasting Note: Fillaboa Seleccion Finca Monte Alto, 2002, Rias Baixas, Spain.
Available from Lay and Wheeler for £15.95.
Back in April I was invited to attend a Spanish wine tasting hosted by Jose Penin. Who he? One of the top Spanish wine critics repsonsible for the annual Penin Guide to the Wines of Spain. His tasting highligted his Top Ten in terms of style, typicality and value.

The tasting was hurried and my notes are a little confused. For this wine I have A combination of Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling on the nose - a green grassy edge. Palate showing a little bottle age, very good length with the intensity of aroma showing great complexity with some age. Strawberry edge to the flavour. 100% single-vineyard Albarino. Production is 220,000 bottles.
Scribblings Rating - 92/100

This is a variety I would like to see grown in a New World setting; perhaps, though, the Atlantic climate of Galacia in which this unique grape thrives, with its high rainfall and hot temperatures when sunny, is not replicated elsewhere.

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