Telmo Rodriguez Basa 2005

Telmo Rodriguez Basa 2005I've had countless bottles of this wine and it never fails to satisfy, especially with food.  So, I took this along to my favorite Vietnamese joint on Victoria Street, Richmond.  Mid way through a plate of salt and pepper squid, a nice English chap on the next table remarked that this was his favourite Spanish white and lamented at the lack of recognition such wines get in the UK supermarkets and wine stores.  Sounds like we have it fairly good down here in Aus (pricing aside)…

A fresh straw colour, with aromas of cut grass and herbs with some green pear and a lemon/lime combo.  There is enough acid to freshen up the mouth and there is a slight oiliness to it.  More tart apple and lemon on the palate with raw fennel bulb on the finish.  It dealt with the chili and spice of the squid very well, its perfect with this kind of food. Check it out next time you're at your local Asian eatery. 87 Pts.

Source: The Spanish Acquisition Price: $22 Closure: Conventional Cork