Rafael Palacios As Sortes 2018

Rafael Palacios As Sortes 2018

 

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Rafael Palacios
As Sortes 2018
  • Année : 2018
  • Pays : Espagne
  • Région : Galice
  • Sous-région
  • Type : Blanc
  • Style Blanc Sec et Aromatique
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcool : 13,5°
  • Cépages : 100% Godello

Ceci est un vin sérieux, caractérisé par son équilibre entre richesse et une acidité fraîche. Structuré et précis, il affiche une minéralité distinctive et caractéristique de ses origines montagneuses. As Sortes est un merveilleux exemple du potentiel du Godello lorsqu'il est placé entre dans les bonnes mains ! 

Experts Note Année
RP Robert Parker 95 2018
DCT Decanter 95 2017
JD Jeb Dunnuck 95 2016
WS Wine Spectator 93 2016
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 93 2014
JR Jancis Robinson 17.5 2014
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Robert Parker (RP) : 95 Points (2018)
The 2018 As Sortes comes from the six oldest small plots of Palacios vineyards, bought between 2004 and 2007, and the vines are worked organically. The vines were planted in the late 1970s/early 1980s, and the soils are granite based and deliver low yields. In 2018, they did a lot of sorting of grapes to remove dry grapes affected by mildew. The clear juice ferments in 500-liter oak barrels, and the wine matured with fine lees in those barrels and also in some foudres for eight months. It has a very Burgundian profile. I must say it's quite different from the majority of whites from Valdeorras; it's super serious and somewhat austere, and subtle, a profile I like very much. Austere, direct and salty/mineral, like liquid granite. It's polished and the oak is nicely integrated. They are working to have less imprint from the oak in the wine by using larger barrels. This is less oaky and leesy, with more precision, clean and pure, in the direction of Roulot, if you want to continue in Burgundy. This could be an updated version of 2011, even though 2011 was riper and this 2018 is fresher. 22,400 bottles produced. It was bottled in September 2019.

Decanter (DCT) : 95 Points (2017)
Work by Rafael Palacios since 2004 on his plots or sortes – traditionally inherited by growers by lot – has blossomed to a model pyramid of quality. The As Sortes sits in the middle, which could suggest moderation, however it’s anything but moderate. This Godello is succulent, intense, exceptionally powerful and very long lived. Hold out for big brother Sorte O Soro if you can find it and afford it, but this is also a super-satisfactory choice. Drinking Window 2021 - 2030

Jeb Dunnuck (JD) : 95 Points (2016)
From higher elevation, granitic and sandy soils in the Bibei Valley, the 2016 As Sortes is 100% Godello that spent seven months in 20% new 500-liter French oak. Made by the youngest of the nine children in the Palacios family, it's a seriously impressive wine that has depth, balance and class, offering white flowers, citrus, salty minerality, white peach and hints of Meyer lemon. Rich, nicely concentrated, balanced and beautifully layered on the palate, with building richness, it's unquestionably the finest Godello I’ve ever tasted and well worth seeking out.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 93 Points (2016)
This white is rich and vibrant. Electric acidity fuels ripe flavors of pineapple, mango and tangerine, while mineral and ginger notes add interest. Expressive and energetic. Godello.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 93 Points (2014)
Light, hazy yellow. Deeply pitched orchard and pit fruit aromas are complemented by iodine, smoky lees and dusty minerals. Smooth and expansive on the palate, offering intense pear, nectarine and orange flavors and a strong floral note that builds on the back half. Delivers a compelling blend of power and finesse, finishing with impressive persistence and resonating floral and mineral notes. Made in 500-liter barrels, including 20% new French oak.

Jancis Robinson (JR) : 17.5 Points (2014)
Bottled June 2015. Crackling reduction – still smarting from being bottled, but the fruit is impeccably pure too. Dense on the palate, but not heavy. Waxy, fibrous texture with loads of chew and volume. Serious, savoury and wholesome.

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Rafael Palacios As Sortes 2018 Reviewed by Robert Parker 11-05-2021 . Score: 4