Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Vino Blanco 12 Liños 2016 12.5%, Viña Armijo

Mid strawy, brassy gold with golden glints.
Lovely and fairly intense Palomino nose with lots of slightly herbal and floral wild meadow aromas especially camomile and even a faint hints of honeysuckle, followed by some apple and apricot fruit. It has a certain weight, perhaps from the old vines or lees stirring or both and it is complex and charming, and speaks of soils exposed to fresh Atlantic air.
Beautifully balanced, it has breadth as well as an attractive mineral and very slightly saline backbone with lots of apple, quince and perhaps a trace of apricot and apple skin. Is is super clean and fresh with a gentle tang, good length and undoubted bottle ageing potential.
This cracking wine is made from Palomino grapes from just 12 rows of very old vines in the Armijo vineyard located in the pago Miraflores Alto at Sanlúcar. This is the origin of the great Gaspar Florido wines. This is the first release of 12 Liños and it is a great example of the classic "Vino Blanco de Sanlúcar" with lots of vineyard character showing through. It is aged with minimal flor in an old former Manzanilla butt and winemaking is supervised by Ramiro Ibáñez. The wine is contract bottled en rama by EMC3 in El Puerto and sealed with a driven cork and wax seal.
15 euros, Licores Corredera

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