2014 Akilia "K" Blanco Bierzo SKU #1291006


JS 92 RP 92
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K&L Notes

Composed of old vine Doña Blanca and Palomino from a mere half acre vineyard of sand over quartz and slate, this bright, intensely mineral and decidedly dry white is a revelation. Delicately floral, a bit peppery, and dry, dry dry, I'm almost thinking of a less showy, cool vintage Meursault while tasting this Spanish white. We continue to be mightily impressed by the wines, both reds and whites, made by Mario Ravira at Akilia, and think he is one of Spain's most talented young guns. Since the audience for Bierzo wines is still a relatively small one and Mario remains undiscovered by the critics, we encourage you to enjoy these great wines while they are still affordable! *Natural Wine*

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  • David Othenin-Girard
    By: David Othenin-Girard
    K&L Staff Member
    Never imagined Palomino could be like this. The nose is a stunning mixture of crushed rock, exotic citrus peel, fresh herbs and ripe mirabelle. The chalky mineral quality continues on the palate leaving a lot of the fruit behind in the front with tons of racy acid. Something not altogether un-chenin about this one. I'm totally into it partly because of the gorgeous length and acidity, plus the surprising complexity of a grape that I always thought to be more neutral. Not inexpensive, but no one blinks an eye about spending $30 on a well made white from Loire or Burgundy.


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