Seymour Wine Club Meeting 1/24/15 (Home of the Slywka's): Tasted blind but it was the only white and I immediately knew it was the Guru. Nose of matchstick, slate, a splash of citrus and mineral. It then had flavors of beeswax, slate, and saline. This had a very bright acidity and a mineral driven finish. Kind of resembled a some white Bordeaux's but still a little different. The best showing for this wine in the 2-3 times I have had it. This finished tied for WOTN.
Decided to give this a try with some stuffed clams. Nose of salt, popcorn, slate and a distinct minerality. Almost Burgundian. The wine had the mouthfeel of a white Bordeaux maybe, with not the heaviness of a oaked Chardonnay or a lightness of a Sauvignon Blanc. Got flavors of pear, slate, tons of mineral but the flavors kind of hit a weird spot in the mid palate but come on strong for a long finish. Very nice acidity and a very unique wine. Worth seeking out and trying.
Burgundian in spirit! An exceptional white showing the talent behind the wine in not so much what was but what was not done. Minerality, oak that is integrating well, apple citrus and kiwi fruit, with a beam of acidity, this is the best modern profile white Portuguese wine I have had to date. A clean, persistent finish rounds things out nicely. Bravo Sandra!
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