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Anselmo Mendes, Muros de Melgaço Alvarinho 750ml 2018

Portugal, Vinho Verde
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AnselmoMendes_MurosdeMelgaçoAlvarinho_750ml_2018
R375

Critic Score

92
WA

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Tasting notes:
'The 2018 Alvarinho Muros de Melgaço, one of Mendes's first brands, in the oversize Moscato-like flute, is an Alvarinho aged for six months in used French oak. It comes in at 13% alcohol. Bright, fresh and gripping on the finish, this has fine depth to go with that big finish. This should age well, probably better than I typically predict. Anselmo said he just tasted a 2002 (a far inferior vintage) in fine shape. I've been typically conservative, but this is built to age, especially this year, thanks to its fine freshness and balance. Let's expand the drinking window a bit. Drink 2019 - 2033.' – Mark Squires, Wine Advocate, 92/100

About Anselmo Mendes:
Anselmo Mendes is the King of Vinho Verde and the most influential producer of the area. Vinho Verde is a small region in the north of Portugal and is not only one of Portugal's most famous whites, but also one of the world's top seafood partners. Anselmo Mendes has been producing wine for over 20 years and consults throughout Portugal. He focuses on the Alvarinho, Loureiro and Avesso varieties and is known for his innovation in winemaking.
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Variety Alvarinho
Blend information 100% Alvarinho
Rating WA 92
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