Quinta de Soalheiro, Primeiras Vinhas Monçao e Melgaço, Vinho Verde 2013
Star buy of 2015
Clean, expressive apricot and peach aromas. Very aromatic and classic with a broad, full, herbal palate and a rounded finish. A solid Alvarinho.
Tasters: Peter Richards MW, Sarah Jane Evans MW, Xavier Rousset MS
Complex pithy orange, honeysuckle, silky peach, savoury lees and nutty nougat; dancing acidity and minerality dominate a long finish.
Price: UK – £22-£22.80 Butlers Wine Cellar, Lay & Wheeler, The Wright Wine Co. US – $23.99 K&L Wine Merchants
Taster: Sarah Ahmed