Rodrigo Mendez of Forjas del Salnés collaborates on this wine with Patrick Mata and Alberto Orte, cofounders of Olé Imports. They make it from three vineyards, one parcel dating to 1912, the others to the early 1970s. Two-thirds of the wine aged for a year in 1,000-liter foudres and the rest remained in stainless steel. Blended together, the combination creates bass notes of toasty richness and fleshy quince and kumquat flavors. Above that, there’s a floral buzz that takes it from fresh to mouthwatering as it rises and crashes in waves of taste—in a taste of the sea, like the nectar of a scallop or an oyster. But unlike either of those two creatures, this will take well to aging, its mineral complexity and depth of fruit lasting in harmony.
93 Pts Wine & Spirits