Saturday, February 18, 2012

Review - 2007 Prado Rey Rueda PR3

So moving on to the second wine I tried from Lanigan & Edwards Wine Merchants last Thursday. 

2007 Prado Rey Rueda PR3 (Spain, Castilla y León, Rueda)
SKU: 739599  
Origin: Spain  |  Rueda
Agent: Lanigan & Edwards Wine Merchants Ltd.

This is a very well done Verdejo and comes with a resume as well having won the Challenge International du Vin, 2009: Silver medal and the Decanter World Wine Awards, 2009: Bronze medal along with a number of others.

This wine is 100% Verdejo grapes from old vines, which lie for 9 months in three different European oak barrels then blended back together for the bottle. After fermentation  they batonage the wine daily in these barrels to have the wine age on its own lees They hold the bottles for 2 years aging at the winery by before releasing to the public. I think giving something the time, love and care like this is really what brings a wine to the next level. After researching I would say that it’s their attention to detail that makes this wine stand out the way it does.  It is a wine that strikes me more as one that’s about the method and less about the varietal. 

In the glass it has a golden yellow core and green hued rim.
On the Nose its soft, toasty vanilla banana oak notes, not much for the vine fruit on the nose, but just a pinch of papaya
On the Pallet it’s got summer fruit (tropical but creamy), lots of toasted notes and vanilla with some spice on the finish.
This wine can easily stand alone or with food.

This will retail for under 30$ a bottle in most liquor stores


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