We first visited Bodegas Alvear in May 2016 and have returned 3 times since.
Twice in September 2016 as part of our Technical Specialists course and then to visit the tinaja room with Inma of Bacus Travel. In March this year, we returned to purchase some of their wines that are not available in the UK.
We reviewed the Fino en Rama 2008 vintage in April 2016 here and therefore we were keen to try the 2012 vintage when we saw it was available last month.
The official notes on this wine state that it is a 2012 vintage, has an ABV of 15%, not fortified, and confirms that it is made from 100% Pedro Ximenez grapes. It recommends that it is best served at 8 – 10ºC.
“En Rama” means that it is unblended, has not been stabilized and is only lightly filtered to enhance its individuality.
Our notes: –
Nose: Yeast and hazel nuts are to the fore with a hint of citrus / grapefruit in the background. There is more going on in the nose than from the 2008 vintage.
Palate: Not overly complex. There is more of a nutty influence than yeast with a slight violet like taste coming through.
There is definitely more going on in the nose than from the 2008 vintage. An interesting Fino well worth trying if you get the opportunity.
A review of our 1st visit to the Bodegas Alvear can be found here.