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Alvear Fino, Montilla Moriles, Spain
89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -112771
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WineScores' Review

Salty, briny, acquired.
Not matter what anyone says, fino is an acquired taste; one I happen to love.
This one is classic: pale yellow in colour with notes of tart green apples, sourdough starter, saffron dust and olive brine. The palate mimics the nose it is briny and concentrated, salty and nutty. A lengthy wine that's best with salted almonds and olives or bread and soft cheese and sardines.


 
Recommended Pairings
Seafood/Fish, Cheese - Soft/Creamy, Aperitifs, Cocktails, Desserts


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Wine Scores reviewed - 2020-03-30 12:33:15.0

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