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Wines / 2008 Marques de Alella Blanc Allier

Name Blanc Allier
Winery Marques de Alella
Gary's rating 92 points
Style White
Varietal 100% Chardonnay
Vintage 2008
Place Spain
Price $16.00 MSRP
ABV 13.0%

Gary's tasting notes

Super interesting nose! Burnt rubber with the BMX bike "skid out", and a little drizzle of olive oil. It smells almost creamy. Huge body... the first thing that comes to mind is, "this comes across like a white Burgundy". I could almost even be tricked based on its weight and flavor profile, with its rich mid palate. The finish has a burnt rubber quality and beautiful minerality. It's heavy like Viognier or riper Chardonnays, but with great Old World structure. I'd be remiss not to mention the nutty, almond like character on the back end. Hits my palate on point.