2014 Telmo Rodriguez 'El Transistor' Verdejo
El Transistor may seem like a strange name for a wine, but the story behind it is cute. The fruit is sourced from some seriously old bush vines that Telmo brought back from the dead, and to keep the birds away from the grapes, he has a transistor radio blaring out of the vineyard. Told you it was cute. The wine itself is a crisp, medium-bodied style that has seen a touch of oak. It shows tropical fruits and citrus on the nose, along with sniffs of vanilla bean. The palate is fruit-driven and silky with a touch of cream and talciness to the mouthfeel, before the dry, long, refreshing grapefruity finish.
Luscious, voluminous, spicy, textural, with beautiful earthiness. Really perfumed, golden and generous in the mouth, but cut by fabulous tart fruit-skin extract. The nose is almond meal and husk, vanilla and orange oil; the palate of custard apple and baked quince is full, suave, superfine and goes on and on.