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  • 94 WAWine Advocate
  • 92 JSJames Suckling
  • 93+ JGJohn Gilman

Zarate Tras da Vina Albarino 2015 (750ML)

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Wine Advocate

94 Points, Luis Gutierrez, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The incredibly young 2015 Tras da Viña comes from a different soil: sand from decomposed granite that produces a powerful wine that winemaker Eulogio Pomares feels shows better in its second bottled year. He doesn't do bâtonnage but keeps the wine with the lees for longer. He does not use sulfur other than at bottling time, and the lees help to keep the wine during its élevage. This is powerful, with more citrus acidity, quite pungent that also makes the wine very long. It has a mineral note in the nose that I liked very much. This is a superb Tras da Viña, for the long haul. 5,200 bottles produced. It was bottled in October 2017." 2/19

James Suckling

92 Points, James Suckling: "Although this is a rich and creamy wine for Rias Baixas, it has the classic crispness of the region at the finish, plus plenty of salty minerals. It takes some aeration to coax the candied-fruit character out of this still youthful wine, so patience will be rewarded. Drink or hold." 9/18

John Gilman

93+ Points, John Gilman, View From the Cellar: "The Tras de Viña vineyard was planted in 1970 from cuttings taken from the oldest vines at the estate, the El Palomar vineyard, which was planted in 1850. Pretty good genetic material! Señor Pomares ages this bottling fully thirty months on its fine lees prior to bottling, so the 2015 is the newest release. The 2015 Tras de Viña Albariño offers up a superb and complex nose of tart pear, lime peel, a very refined base of salty mineral tones, a touch of dried flowers, ocean breeze and a gentle hint of fresh tarragon in the upper register. On the palate the wine is pure, fullish and soil-driven, with a fine core, excellent focus and grip and a very long, bouncy and nascently complex finish. This is just starting its journey and will be even better with another three to four years of bottle age. A beautiful bottle of Albariño, and truly admirable in its purity and bounce for the hot summer of 2015. (Drink between 2018-2030)" 6/18, Issue #75