Very interesting wine. Very different than all the white wines that I have tasted so far. Golden straw color. The fact that it is a 2002 itself makes it unique as I have not had white wines that old. Terrific bouquet. Citrus, oak, sandalwood. Medium body. Drinks much stronger than a traditional chardonnay or sauv blanc. Started the evening by drinking this. Should have waited. The wine is strong enough that it is best drunk when paired with food. Mushroom pasta or Salmon with mushroon sauce. Unique wine. Try it!
What a nose. I'm reminded simultaneously of riesling and an oxidized Jura, particularly the Philippe Bornard Les Chassagnes with its fungal funk. The '02 Gravonia somehow achieves an oxidative attitude while maintaining freshness and I get wafts of beeswax, petrol, sugar snap peas, and a touch of soil and vanilla. The palate has filled out a touch since I last put a bottle into play over a year ago. There's a fantastic balance of acid and the medium body that has a noticeable vanilla presence. I'm attracted to the Heredia whites for their novelty and I'll say this is going awfully well with herb goat cheese. The '02 is still young and vivacious and I would expect it to drink well for at least another five years. Good juice.
Beautiful amber to golden colur. In the nose the wine is rich, but quite complex with notes of honey, wax, nuts and, like someone remarked, Lanolin! On the palate, the wine is more than mediumbodied with good attack and structure, with notes of nuts, smoke and a fresh, long, citric and slightly bitter finish. A wine with lots of character, and plenty of nuances! I will have jamón serrano, olives and tortilla española with the wine the next time (and I will buy it again). Excellent!
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