2012 Honorio Rubio - Lias Finas Blanco Rioja Crianza (88

2012 Honorio Rubio - Lias Finas Blanco Rioja Crianza (88

1/6/2021, 10:15:36 AM
2012 Honorio Rubio - Lias Finas Blanco Rioja Crianza (88 pts) #winereview - Medium lemon color. Medium+ intensity on the nose. Strong mineral aromas of steel and seashells. Lees aging is apparent with toast and biscuit notes. Then you are hit by a lot of citrus (lemon, lemon zest, lemon curd). The wine is dry, medium acidity, medium alcohol, and medium+ body. The palate is less complex than the nose. The fruit seems to be sour as if picked underripe. The steel, saline seashells, and sour lemon flavors carry throughout the palate. You taste the lees notes on the medium length finish. The palate has a lot of weight that reminds me of white burgundy. Clear use of oak, but mostly used. The wine is solid, but tasting it blind I would never guess that this was white Rioja. It is so modern that it's hard to pinpoint. Furthermore I do not believe this wine has the structure to age gracefully like some of the more traditional producers that are a dying breed. They have a few other bottlings that I would like to explore before passing judgement. #spain #rioja #crianza #riojawine #blanco #honoriorubio #viura #wineterroir #wine #winelover #winegeek #winetasting

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