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El Nispero La Palma Albillo


Recommendation:

Winery/Producer: Bodega Eufrosina Perez Rodriguez; Villa de Garafia, Spain.

Grape Variety: Blend

Geographic Region, Appellation: La Palma, Spain

Vintage: Non-vintage

Price: 13.50 euros, about $14.25 (US$) plus a $20 corking fee.

Purchased From: El Corte Ingles Department Store; Las Palmas, Gran Canaria.

Paired With: Pan-seared salmon with olive oil crushed potatoes and minestrone sauce.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before opining. Clear light lemon color with a tad of green. Strong topical fruit and floral aromas with hints of gooseberry. Strong citrus and under ripe melon. Long grapefruit flavored finish with lots of acidity. OK alone but good with the salmon. At only 13.50 euros it gets a recommended rating, but it’s really just good supermarket white wine. In a blind tasting it would be difficult to say it wasn’t a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

    She said: At first there was an intense bouquet of floral and a sweet fruit flavor that led to a totally different experience on the palate. The taste was citrus and almost sour. After the wine warmed up a bit it settled down and was a typical sauvignon Blanc, good with the salmon, but not an outstanding pairing. Considering the price the wine is a good value but I would look for another wine to pair with delicious pan-seared salmon.

    Comments: Purchased from a Las Palmas, Gran Canaria wine shop and consumed in the Britannia Restaurant on board the Cunard Queen Mary 2.

Alcohol: 13%

Bar code: NA

Imported by: NA