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Castilla y León Viñas Viejas Verdejo

9.014 ratings
8.93 pro ratings
Castilla y León, Spain
Verdejo
White Fish
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

This note actually covers 2 bottles of this wine. The first was sadly oxidised and I felt I should check my last one which was fine. This is the second time In recent weeks I have had 2 Euro whites left of 2 different Cuvées. In both cases the 2nd last was over the hill and the last was good. Old gold in colour for this 100% Verdejo. Notes of honey grilled nuts and a touch of pineapple. No other word for the palate than Unctuous. A creamy textural palate with low acid - mouth filling. Some vines in this 23 acre vineyard are up to 180 years old. I should have referred to my first note in 2018 and drunk these 2 bottles a lot sooner. My score here is for the 2nd bottle. One of the 1001 wines. PS. A Footnote - Verdejo is not the same grape as Portuguese grape, Verdelho. I used to incorrectly think they were the same.

This note actually covers 2 bottles of this wine. The first was sadly oxidised and I felt I should check my last one which was fine. This is the second time In recent weeks I have had 2 Euro whites left of 2 different Cuvées. In both cases the 2nd last was over the hill and the last was good. Old gold in colour for this 100% Verdejo. Notes of honey grilled nuts and a touch of pineapple. No other word for the palate than Unctuous. A creamy textural palate with low acid - mouth filling. Some vines in this 23 acre vineyard are up to 180 years old. I should have referred to my first note in 2018 and drunk these 2 bottles a lot sooner. My score here is for the 2nd bottle. One of the 1001 wines. PS. A Footnote - Verdejo is not the same grape as Portuguese grape, Verdelho. I used to incorrectly think they were the same.

May 4th, 2020
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

8.8

Pre-phylloxera Verdejo that tastes less like Verdejo and more like Oaky Cali Chardonnay. I like this wine, but I think I'd like it more sans the 100% new oak.

Pre-phylloxera Verdejo that tastes less like Verdejo and more like Oaky Cali Chardonnay. I like this wine, but I think I'd like it more sans the 100% new oak.

Jun 30th, 2015
Alex Alvärëz

Opulence and precision.

Opulence and precision.

May 1st, 2014
Andy Wallman

Pure wonder

Pure wonder

Feb 5th, 2016
Moreno Luis

One of the best spanish verdejos, and its not from Rueda, its fron Segovia, natural and superb white!

One of the best spanish verdejos, and its not from Rueda, its fron Segovia, natural and superb white!

Jul 2nd, 2014
Javi Quintela

Un vino del que puede presumir Rueda...

Un vino del que puede presumir Rueda...

Jun 27th, 2014
Wil Demandt

Wil had this 6 years ago

Wil had this 6 years ago

Oct 3rd, 2015
Turbo D

Turbo had this 6 years ago

Turbo had this 6 years ago

Sep 13th, 2015
Javi Quintela

Javi had this 7 years ago

Javi had this 7 years ago

Jan 18th, 2015
Jofre Martinez

Jofre had this 8 years ago

Jofre had this 8 years ago

Jan 13th, 2014