Alpha Estate Turtles Vineyard Malagouzia 2016
Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Malagouzia Turtles Vineyard is unoaked and comes in at 13% alcohol. This is a bit on the lighter side, but it is fresh, pure and wonderfully aromatic. Sometimes, I wish all consumers could taste this as young as I sometimes see it. It's a fine experience that way. Admittedly, tasting it this young does make it a bit harder to project in terms of its future, but it's worth the effort and these have held well for fresh whites, even in tougher years (see the recent re-evaluation of the 2014, here: https://www.robertparker.com/wines/dTHeoSum4KRrHrKgv). They have demonstrated some ability to hold and improve, at least in the context of wines that should be drunk relatively young. All that said, right at the moment this seems to be a very good, but not great Malagouzia. Aromatically, it is typically splendid, as noted above. It tastes great and lingers nicely in its understated fashion. Maybe it will come together a bit more with a few more months in bottle, as they sometimes do. It is still easily worth the modest price given how enticing it is.
Wine EnthusiastThis easygoing wine starts with fresh fruit aromas and offers ripe melon and tropical fruit flavors on the palate. The wine has an undercurrent of acidity but overall is a full bodied pour. A nice patio choice and great with cheeses, fish.
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