Sunday, 7 October 2012

Stephen Tanzer reviews our Bodegas Abanico wines

Stephen Tanzer has recently tasted, reviewed and scored some of our Spanish wines from Bodegas Abanico.

Here are the scores and tasting notes from Stephen Tanzer:

2011 Bodegas Abanico Syrah/Garnacha Las Colinas del Ebro Terra Alta
(a 60/40 blend): Vivid purple. Intense, spice-accented aromas of black and blue fruits
and violets, with a hint of dark chocolate in the background. Juicy and taut, with good depth
to its bitter cherry and blueberry flavours. Finishes spicy and clean with peppery bite.

Score: 89

2011 Bodegas Abanico Godello Tempestad Valdeorras
Light gold. Ripe peach and melon on the nose and palate, with notes of honey and
lemon curd in the background. Sappy and focused, with good lift and cut on the spicy,
refreshingly bitter finish, which features a note of quinine.

Score: 89

2011 Bodegas Abanico Garnacha Blanca Las Colinas del Ebro Terra Alta
Pale yellow. Quince, peach, pear and honey on the nose and in the mouth, plus a hint
of exotic tropical fruits. Silky and pliant on entry, then firmer in the mid-palate, with a
dusty mineral quality. Closes on a dry note, with firm grip and sneaky spiciness.

Score: 88

2010 Bodegas Abanico Eternum Viti Toro
Bright violet color. Intense, oak-accented aromas of cherry compote, blueberry and
dried flowers. Lush and creamy on the palate, offering sweet dark berry flavors and notes of
vanilla and mocha. Showing plenty of sexy oak right now but there seems to be sufficient
fruit to handle it. The intense finish is smoky and long with floral notes.
Score: 90

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