I have limited experience of Grenache Blanc, I admit. But most of that experience has been good. Here are a couple of Spanish examples that continue that theme. They’re both delicious, and they are not fiercely expensive. What has your experience of Grenache Blanc been like?
La Miranda de Secastilla Garnacha Blanca 2010 Somontano, Spain
Made by Viñas del Vero. High altitude vines, French oak, 14% alcohol. Beautifully expressive: bright, crisp and a bit mineral with some grapefruit freshness as well as lively pear and white peach fruit. There’s subtle, well-judged spicy oak, too. Very fine and expressive. 92/100 (£10.99 Maison don Felipe, Bottleneck, Flagship Wines, Ken Sheather, Thos Peatling, Salisbury Wine, Alfred the Grape, Beaconsfield Wine Cellars, Wattisfield Wines, Oxford Wine Co, Cambridge Wines, Whalley Wine Shop, Amps Fine Wines, Ocado) 04/12
Herencia Altés Benufet Garnaxta Blanca 2010 Terra Alta, Spain
12.5% alcohol. From a vineyard planted in 1915, in Terra Alta in the southeastern corner of Catalonia. Taut, fresh and fine with sweet melon and crisp citrus fruit. Nicely poised and light on its feet, this is precise and rather mineral. Almost Riesling like in its weight and character. 91/100 (UK agent Liberty Wines)
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