Saturday, August 5, 2017

Val de Sil Valdeorras Godello, 2008

The more I have of this Godello, the more I like it. Paired with grilled whitefish, it enhances rather than overwhelms the relatively subtle flavors of the fish.

2008 Val de Sil Godello is now nine years past its vintage date, and the deep gold color is indicative of its maturity. There is nothing old, though, about its aromas and flavors. Minerals, baking spices, white peaches and flowers. There is a stony strength on the palate that reminds me of a good Premier Cru Chablis along with the aromatic complexity of a good white Bordeaux. This is my last bottle, and I am not familiar enough with Godello to predict where it is going from here. But I suspect it has room to grow.

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