- Robert Parker, the smell of a million dollars
The first surprise is that a generic wine, the most common, made with a high percentage of foreign grape Palomino, in Galicia nearly wipe out the native varieties of quality as Godello, Treixadura even Albariño, to deserve such esteem. The wine, which incorporates other higher quality grapes as Doña Blanca and Godello, has been fermented in stainless steel, with 3 months of aging on lees before bottling. Normal. The white, why deny it, it is nice, especially if taken too cold! Although it is safe to say, as does Parker, who is "very good in the next 1-2 years." May ease Palomino grape oxidative made by then havoc on your current fresh scent. So how does a miracle has occurred on a scale that even the makers of the cooperative do not totally believe, beginning July Ricarte winemaker?
Apparently Cabestrero Aurelio, wine importer in the U.S., sent the bottle, along with other brands, the guru, who was fascinated by its aroma with notes "fragrant minerals, white fruits, and flowers spring garden". He compares nothing less than a Chablis Village, "but with a slightly different flavor profile." What certainly relieved to be demanding French winemakers. By contrast, most Spanish critics punctuate it, when they do, down. Do you continue to do from now?
The truth is that if Rua 2010 worth 90 points, exceed 200 wines as As Sortes, Vineyard Selection Godello Somoza, Gaba do Xil, Godeval Cepas Vellas, A Coroa 'lees', or the pioneer and master Guitián. The problem is that Parker tasting mainly wines sold in the U.S., home to the main clientele of your guide Wine Advocate , although its influence is global. And values the value, especially in these times of crisis.
Being even-handed, and to do justice to the excellent white Galician fail Parker's attention, it should be noted that this time the U.S. has sinned prescriber, at least, of generosity. Can you afford that much of the success of certain Spanish wines in the finest markets is because Robert Parker, the American guru elevates dictating fashions and wines with scores unappealable.
'The Bible' wine
North East Maryland lawyer who gave up her career to devote himself to wine critic, has become its publication The Wine Advocate (The lawyer of wine), with 40,000 subscribers in 40 countries, in the Bible of international buyers. Their high scores represent the global launch of the wine cellar and graceful. So welcome are his judgments.
In any case, you can, and should, criticize Parker for his unique way of seeing and judging the world of wine. But we must recognize that regardless of their scores, has always stressed the role of the consumer. Each cover of Wine Advocate is written in bold: "There will never be a substitute for your own tastes, and there is no better course to personally taste the wine." Wise advice that finally puts things in place.