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Allende Blanco, Rioja 2017

White Wine from Spain - Rioja
4.333330000 star rating 3 Reviews
‘Wonderful! Lots and lots of oak!’ was Sebastian Payne MW’s verdict of this intense yet precise white Rioja that our 2022 Wine Champions panel said would benefit by being drink cellar-cool rather than straight from the fridge. A toasty, nutty triumph.
Price: £21.00 Bottle
Price: £126.00 Case of 6
In Stock
Code: SP17151

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 2 - Dry
  • Maccabeu
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2025
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • bouquet/flavour marked by oak
  • Cork, natural

Decanter

Finca Allende's Miguel Angel de Gregorio was one of Rioja's original modernists and, while that is something of a caricature, this white is a brilliant example of what high- quality, high-toasted new oak...
Finca Allende's Miguel Angel de Gregorio was one of Rioja's original modernists and, while that is something of a caricature, this white is a brilliant example of what high- quality, high-toasted new oak can bring to ripe viura: a wonderful balance of cream and toast with yellow fruit and fluent acidity, it's long and rich yet elegant . One for fans of traditional Meursault. 94/100
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David Williams

The Times

... awesome ... it’s a big, bold, buttery, sandalwood-spiced star. Just what you would expect from this team of brother and sister, based in the superior Rioja Alta district, who combine traditional Rioja ...
... awesome ... it’s a big, bold, buttery, sandalwood-spiced star. Just what you would expect from this team of brother and sister, based in the superior Rioja Alta district, who combine traditional Rioja grapes with new French oak: new era oaky white rioja at its best.
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Jane MacQuitty

2017 vintage reviews

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