Telmo Rodriguez Gaba do Xil 2005

Telmo Rodriguez Gaba do Xil 2005Valdeorras is a couple of hours inland from Rias Baixas and it where the Godello grapes for this wine are grown.  Its not a particularly well known region outside of Spain, and Godello isn't exactly a mainstream grape either, but I can see a real future for it from the handful of wines I've seen so far.  Generally they're well textured, great aromatics and flavour profile with just the right level of acidity to drink with food. I'm not sure if the stars and planets had aligned or maybe I was just in the mood for a good, but this was a cracking wine on the night.

Very pale in colour with aromas of roasted pineapple, peach, melon, honey and small white flowers.  Beautiful texture in the mouth, oily and silky with plenty of acid. It feels and tastes like it should be sweet, but its quite savory. Pineapple, apricot, peach and melons, even a bit of watermelon, in the mouth.  Quite a long finish, the texture keeps me coming back for more.  91 Pts.

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