Finca Allende Rioja Blanco is a superb white Rioja, aged in tightly-grained French oak, its roughly equal division of Viura and Malvasia lending, respectively, texture and aromatics. One of the best white Riojas in the wine market. Allende Blanco is in a league of its own and far away from the old, traditional oxidative white Riojas of the past. Incredible balance and finesse open the seductive nose of this wine. On the palate an array of honeysuckle, white flowers and balance acidity are blended to give you a superb impression. The finish is consistent and satisfying reminiscent of White Burgundy, Chassagne Montrachet.
Wine Advocate(2003 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 159 on Jun-05
Wine Advocate(2004 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 169 on Feb-07