“This shows a lot of finesse, with a hint of toast weaving through the lemon blossom, fresh heather and ripe white peach flavors, lightly detailed by ethereal accents of spice, mineral and chamomile tea. Like a fine white Burgundy, this medium-bodied white should age nicely.”
“From the premier wife-and-husband winemaking team in the Douro Valley, this wine has it all going on. Wonderful fruit, good structure and an incredible finish. Stunningly delicious now, it can easily be aged to explore its development.
“Very elegant and Burgundian in profile, featuring supple notes of glazed peach, lemon curd and pineapple, accented by white blossom, honey cream and spice undertones through the mineral-tinged finish. Harmonious and complex. Rabigato, Viosinho, Gouveio and Codega do Larinho.”
“White Very elegant and Burgundian in profile, featuring supple notes of glazed peach, lemon curd and pineapple, accented by white blossom, honey cream and spice undertones through the mineral-tinged finish. Harmonious and complex.”
“The 2016 Guru is a roughly equal blend of Codega do Larinho, Rabigato, Viosinho and Gouveio aged for just six months in 30% new French oak, including the use of some bigger barrels. It comes in at 12.5% alcohol. Sourced from 50-year-old vines, it was bottled only a week before tasting, but it sure seemed to be doing well. It shows much more crisply than in some years and the impression of wood has pretty much disappeared, as this winery reduces the oak involved. It shows fine concentration and even better tension on the finish. The smoky aromatics of which I've complained in the past are only a hint this year, much more restrained to the point where they do not seem to be an issue. That should get better, not worse. Intense and deep, Guru is very fine this year. It should hold at least a decade, probably more.”