Bibendum as I have said many times, are one of the best importers of wine in Australia. For the first time they hosted a tasting of their entire range of Spanish producers, and some were gracious enough to fly all the way to Australia for the event. Here is a very long list of wines I tasted.
Colet-Navazos Cava Extra Brut 2009
Nice gun flint volcanic notes. Clean pure fresh light, classic but fairly simple and safe.
Navazos I Think Manzanilla
Slightly rich and creamy, toasty and crunchy texture.
Pure fresh light, clean and brisk, friendly and appealing.
Argueso Las Medallas Manzanilla
A bit deeper and richer, bolder but still nice and salty, sweeter fruit character.
San Leon Manzanilla
Zingy zesty, so fresh, not what you think of manzanilla.
Angel Rodriguez Martinsancho Verdejo 2011
Fig skin and herb notes. Exquisitely balanced, light but not thin.
Val de Sil Montenovo Blanco 2012
Mid-palate texture saltiness. Bright fruit-driven but savoury.
Val de Sil Godello 2011
Quiet. Bright and fresh, fruit-forward, nice and textural.
Val de Sil Pezas da Portella Godello 2010
Salty volcanic oily nose. Much more elegant and restrained.
Horacio Calvente Pago La Guindalera Blanco 2010
Classic but restrained and dry, fresh musky floral elements.
Mengoba Brezo Blanco 2011
Tight and sharp, very precise, really good but not offering a lot.
Mengoba Blanco Godello Y Dona Blanco Sobre Lias 2010
Nicely developed, slightly wilder and more mineral.
Mengoba Brezo Tinto 2011
Bright juicy floral notes, fresh and juicy but tight and straight.
Mengoba Flor de Brezo 2010
Tighter spicier and leaner, much more savoury.
Mengoba Mencia de Espanillo 2009
Intense tight concentrated, juicy and fairly soft but intense.
Mengoba Mencia de Espanillo 2010
Amazing precision and integration, LENGTH.
Mengoba Estaladina 2010
A little dirtier and wilder, dark and intense.
Domino do Bibei Lapola Blanco 2010
Tight juicy round full friendly.
Domino do Bibei Lapena Blanco 2010
Wilder funkier basalt, intense super godello up to 11.
Domino do Bibei Lalama 2009
Soft juicy full, tight.
Domino do Bibei Lacima 2008
Wild but a little short, lacking something.
Adega Algueira Brandon Blanco 2012
Herbal green fig, very fresh and food friendly.
Adega Algueira Cortezada 2011
Denser and more lifted aromatically, brisk concentrated quince like, high acids.
Adega Algueira Merenzao 2010
Spicy wild earthy, generous yet tight.
Adega AlgueiraCarravel Barrica Mencia 2009
Denser tight, softer and fuller.
Adega Algueira Pizarra 2010
Not seeing it, might need more time.
Quinta Da Muradella Caino Redondo 2009
Too funky and wild, tougher more traditional and rustic.
Quinta Da Muradella Souson 2009
Closed and developed, tight focused acid great.
Exopto Horizonte Blanco 2011
Juicy fruit (musk) sweet, quite different, more Loire style.
Exopto Bozeto de Exopto 2011
Soft bright juicy clean, pleasant character, exceptional value.
Exopto Horizonte de Exopto 2010
Tighter more integrated, much more traditional.
Exopto de Exopto 2009
Deep and soft, juicy reflection of the variety.
Felix Callejo Rosado Vina Pilar 2012
Juicy fresh red fruit sweet.
Felix Callejo Flores de Callejo 2010
Bold juicy dark and intense, fairly straight-forward.
Felix Callejo Crianza 2009
Denser earthier and fuller, quite vintage specific.
Felix Callejo Majuelos de Callejo 2009
Tighter grainier and earthier, very generous.
Felix Callejo Gran Callejo 2006
Intense tight precise and still closed.
Felix Callejo Finca Valdelroble 2008
Stinky reduction, bright wild salty.
Felix Callejo Finca Valdelroble 2009
Juicy hot still very fresh.
Condado de Haza 2009
Very intense dark almost molasses, very soft easy and generous.
El Vinculo Crianza 2006
Extremely traditional, burnt aromatics.
Pesquera Tinto Crianza 2009
Wild earthy savoury, soft concentrated, REAL.
Pesquera Tinto Crianza 2010
Rounder larger fuller, not too different in fact.
Pesquera Reserva 2008
Wild earthy savoury, unbelievably tight.
Dehesa La Granja Tempranillo 2005
Soft bright and generous.
Bodegas Carchello 2011
Quite spicy and approachable.
Terroir Al Limit Torroja Vi de Vila 2011
Light fresh pure lean and clean.
Terroir Al Limit L’Arbossar 2010
Tighter, denser more generous.
Terroir Al Limit Dits del Terra 2010
So elegant but hauntingly complex.
Terroir Al Limit Les Manyes 2010
Beautifully floral yet spicy, intense and tight, extremely long.
Terroir Al Limit Les Tosses 2010
Darker more brooding and more fruit sweetness.
Clos Manyettes Priorat 2007
Punchy and unctuous.
Clos Mogador 2007
Toasty smoky earthy wild terroir wine.
Equipo Navazos No. 31 La Bota de Amontillado
Toasty caramel nose, rich but still dry, wild and feral.
Equipo Navazos No. 37 La Bota de Amontillado
Creamier honeyed spice caramel, salty richer rollier.