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Telmo Rodriguez El Transistor Verdejo

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

Not Verdelho, but not not-Verdelho either ... meaning, a local variant of the Verdelho family, long isolated in the high, sandy hills of Rueda (1.5 hours north-west of Madrid), where it has mutated into a stand-alone variety of similar flavour, but finer, with greater nerve and length. Often blended with a little Viura and/or Sauvignon Blanc.

Luscious, voluminous, spicy, textural, with beautiful earthiness. Really perfumed, it’s golden and generous in the mouth, but cut by absolutely 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, long, suave, superfine and goes on and on.

Winemaker's Notes

Not Verdelho, but not not-Verdelho either ... meaning, a local variant of the Verdelho family, long isolated in the high, sandy hills of Rueda (1.5 hours north-west of Madrid), where it has mutated into a stand-alone variety of similar flavour, but finer, with greater nerve and length. Often blended with a little Viura and/or Sauvignon Blanc.

Luscious, voluminous, spicy, textural, with beautiful earthiness. Really perfumed, it’s golden and generous in the mouth, but cut by absolutely 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, long, suave, superfine and goes on and on.

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Telmo Rodriguez El Transistor Verdejo

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Tyson Stelzer (2008 Vintage) says
High, stony vineyards infuse a crashing finish with crisp citrus, crunchy nashi pear, textural spice and pepper, providing definition to honeysuckle and butterscotch richness.
WINE 100 Magazine - 2011 2011
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