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Saturday, 20 October 2012

Castelo d'Alba Vinhas Velhas Códega do Larinho 2009

16.5 / 20
Producer: Castelo d'Alba
Region: Douro
Country: Portugal

This specific wine has been rebranded to include the grape name - Códega do Larinho, a white grape from the Douro. Straw colored in the glass, this has a really nice bouquet, evoking flowers, orange blossom, lots of mineral notes strongly supported by a oak, buttery background.

The butter and vanilla notes are stronger in the palate, mingling with flowers and citrus in a full bodied taste with a good acidity, fresh enough to balance the weight of the oak. The taste finishes in a long, elegant, persistent fashion, dry enough to clean the palate and leaving in the aftertaste notes of citrus and spices.

A clear example of a really good white from the Douro.

Tasted on 2012-03-14

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