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TELMO RODRIGUEZ Malaga 'Molino Real' 2015 (500mL)

TELMO RODRIGUEZ Malaga 'Molino Real' 2015 (500mL)

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"I still have to visit the vineyards where they produced the 2015 Molino Real, the stunning sweet Moscatel from Málaga. The grapes are sourced from up to nine hectares of vines on slate slopes at elevations that range between 350 and 1,000 meters. The grapes are sun dried to further concentrate the juice and then pressed with oil presses separated by esparto grass mats, like it was done in the past. They tell me they need 2.5 kilos of grapes to obtain one liter of juice. Fermentation is long and happens in 225-liter oak barrels, where the wine matures at low temperature for 20 months. This feels sooooo young and tender, undeveloped and reticent compared with the 2013 and 2014 I tasted next to it. These wines need at least five years to start showing their true colors. It's faintly minty, not really grapey, but balsamic, with faint notes of bitter orange marmalade. The one thing I also like is that this wine is never overwhelmingly sweet and feels fresher. It's hard to guess what's going to happen with this wine in a few years, but I think it will evolve beautifully. They produced 5,760 half-liter bottles in 2015."
95 points  - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Fun and interesting white with sliced pears and mangoes. Apple puree. Dried grapes. Creamy and textured. Medium body. Medium sweet. Flavorful and delicious. Drink now."
93 points  - James Suckling