N.V. Alvear Montilla-Moriles Capataz Fino – Spain, Andalucía, Montilla-Moriles (6/1/2006)Almost fully clear and lacking in color. The nose a a delicate peach aroma with restrained mineral notes and a faint nuttiness. Ethereal. Softr and creamy in the mouth with light salt notes, and a medium acidity. The finish and palate […]
N.V. Alvear Montilla-Moriles Amontillado Carlos VII – Spain, Andalucía, Montilla-Moriles (6/1/2006)Light gold in color with hints of brown that move throughout. Caramely nose with brown sugar, maple syrup and roasted nut flavors. Salty with a strong acidity and roasted nut flavors. Hazelnuts, coated in honey and roasted with a touch […]
2003 Alvear Pedro Ximénez Montilla-Moriles – Spain, Andalucía, Montilla-Moriles (6/1/2006)Light honey color. The nose shows brown sugar, raw oak and candy like nuts. Viscous and thick with a high acidity that balances it nicely. Dry fruits, prunes, raisens, and a bit of oak on the finish.
1998 Alvear Pedro Ximénez Montilla-Moriles Reserva – Spain, Andalucía, Montilla-Moriles (6/1/2006)Dark rich brown color. The nose is a bit restrained and needs time to fully open where nuts, wood, and light vanilla aromas make their way to the surface. Very sweet and yet it has an acidity that I rarely […]
With the holidays here, and time seemingly short, I thought I would rely on some old tasting notes. It’s pretty crazy around here, but I wanted to share with you one of my favorite holiday treats. It’s a classic, and not really a surprise, but this year I’ll give it […]
I’m not sure I knew what I was getting into when I started this site. Not knowing anything about web-design, or CSS, I naively thought this would be a fun way to talk about Spanish and Portuguese wine with the world at large. What I failed to realize is that […]