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BODEGAS CONTADOR “Que Bonito Cacareaba” Blanco 2014

(Rioja, Spain) $70

In wine, tension is a great trait. It gives you a wine like this Contador—a wine with both dazzling acidity and decadent creaminess at the same time. White Riojas like this are some of the most exciting rich white wines coming out of Europe today—easily on par with the great white Burgundies. But, of course, they have their own unique flavors. In the case of this Contador, those flavors run to lemon pith, fresh sage, white pepper, sea spray, crème brûlée, and flashes of minerals. Que Bonito Cacareaba is a playful reference to the sound of a rooster’s crow—”cacareaba” in Spanish. (14.5% abv)

95 points KM

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