Belondrade y Lurton – 22/06/2012

Quinta Clarisa Rosado 2011 (100% tempranillo, made like a white wine with the lees of Belondrade)
Nice savoury notes coupled with the freshness of strawberries and cherries. Lovely colour. Great structure, mouthfeel, good texture with some tannins and lees influence, vibrancy of red fruits, some crispness on the front, a touch of citrus notes. Nice and round, mouth-filling flavours, perfect balance between savoury and fruit sweet/freshness. Easy to drink and with great personality.

Quinta Apolonia Verdejo 2011
Lovely bright floral notes, rich ripe stone fruits and some, very delicate honey creaminess. Full expressive generous fruit, vibrant texture, some tightness and crispness on the middle of the palate, wonderfully rich and broad, nice volume and texture, quite concentrated and intense but very fresh with great lines and finesse.

Belondrade y Lurton Verdejo 2010
Amazingly complex, somewhat closed, a little salty on the nose, a touch of the seashell influence, delicate yellow and white floral notes, citrus and white peach. Quite dense and powerful for a white wine, concentration and volume. Texture weight and complex oak characteristics, nice spicy toast elements. A three-dimensional wine, perfect for ageing but very enjoyable now. Not at all over the top, a little tropical on the back.

Belondrade y Lurton Verdejo 2008
Slightly more developed nose, showing some bottle-aged characters, more lees derived notes showing through. Fuller yet finer and more precise on the palate, deeper and creamier texture, oak starting to integrate beautifully, very late slightly sweet stone fruit complementing the fresh citrus elements. As the fruit has softened the alcohol is looking a little more prominent.

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