2017 Molino Real White, Telmo Rodríguez, Málaga, Spain

2017 Molino Real White, Telmo Rodríguez, Málaga, Spain

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2017 Molino Real White, Telmo Rodríguez, Málaga, Spain

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2017 was an extremely dry year in Málaga, and the Moscatel grapes for the sweet 2017 Molino Real were picked early (starting August 14th). Sorting was very important in this heterogeneous year; the fermentation was long and complex in 225-liter oak barrels, and the wine matured slowly at low temperature for 20 months in barrel. It's 13.57% alcohol and has 135 grams of sugar. It feels a bit roasted—there was a burning wind from Africa—and the ripeness without one bunch was different. The wine has musky aromas and flavors within the classical notes of the Molino Real (to me bay leaf and condensed milk). It's very intense on the palate, sweet but with a kind of lightness that makes it more aerial, not ethereal but not heavy at all and with freshness. It keeps the level in this very unusual year. 4,106 half-liter bottles were filled in June 2019.

Drink 2021 - 2027

Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (Aug 2021)

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The Wine Advocate95/100
The Wine Advocate95/100
2017 was an extremely dry year in Málaga, and the Moscatel grapes for the sweet 2017 Molino Real were picked early (starting August 14th). Sorting was very important in this heterogeneous year; the fermentation was long and complex in 225-liter oak barrels, and the wine matured slowly at low temperature for 20 months in barrel. It's 13.57% alcohol and has 135 grams of sugar. It feels a bit roasted—there was a burning wind from Africa—and the ripeness without one bunch was different. The wine has musky aromas and flavors within the classical notes of the Molino Real (to me bay leaf and condensed milk). It's very intense on the palate, sweet but with a kind of lightness that makes it more aerial, not ethereal but not heavy at all and with freshness. It keeps the level in this very unusual year. 4,106 half-liter bottles were filled in June 2019.

Drink 2021 - 2027

Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (Aug 2021) Read more

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Telmo Rodriguez

Telmo Rodriguez

Telmo Rodriguez is one of the greatest of Spanish winemakers. In a fashion not dissimilar to Alavaro Palacios, Telmo travelled and learnt for many years before returning home to Rioja, where he has improved yet further the quality of a wine that was already outstanding. In addition he supervises négociant projects throughout Spain. One of his most acclaimed projects is in Ribera del Duero.

The charismatic Telmo has something of the prodigal about him, having now returned to his Riojan homestead to energise the great house of Remelluri. One should not overlook, however, his other properties, which explore some of the lesser known areas of Spain and in each case seek to make superlative and characterful wines. Ribera del Duero is, of course, far from a lesser-known area, so it is to Telmo’s great credit, but to no–one’s particular surprise, that the wines he makes at Matallana are amongst the very best here too.

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