Rachel Mercer's Reviews
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Consistently good throughout the vintages I've tasted, this falanghina is a prime example of 'other whites' from Italy--especially Southern Italy which tends to not get the attention it deserves for good, low-cost wines.
This is a $10 bottle of massed-produced white Bordeaux and it tastes like one might expect; white table wine. Good news it'll go with anything. The bad news? It's fairly uninteresting with a flabby finish. The cat-pee notes are also heightened as the wine ages while the fruit notes seem to disappear.
I dislike giving wines close to $100 a good review, because that's a lot of money. And I don't have a $100 to drop on wine out of the blue. But this is a beautiful amarone; dried cherry and figs, big chewy and delicious. I heard someone describe it as 'hot tube wine', and while I'm not a fan of hot tubs, I know exactly what they meant. And there really is no better description.
Txakoli is amazing, it really is. It's slightly fizzy but it doesn't fall apart like a lot of other white wines that are made in this style. One does not NEED to serve it ice cold--but it's quite nice that way. Great minerality matched with very pretty floral notes. Super good with light foods--especially fresh (and raw) seafood. However, while i"m obviously a fan this particular txakoli, recently drunk, is past it's prime. Nothing 'off' about it, but the special sparkle is gone. I'd avoid buying this vintage past this date (Mid March 2010) and look for a younger txakoli.