Listán Blanco


100% Listán Blanco aged 8 months in large French barrels (some old and some new) then aged at least 8 years in bottle before release. This new-oak white cuvée is made only in the best vintages: the 2003 is ony the seventh vintage in the winery's 58 years of existence.

92 points
"This is a special bottling of Listán Blanco from Monje, as the family only produces this long-aged cuvée in top years when they have need of some new barrels for the cellar. When the combination of a high quality vintage and a need for new casks in the cellar arises, the Monje family will make this particular bottling, which breaks in the new barrels with eight months of aging for the Listán Blanco (some older casks are also used, so the wine is not too oaky) and Felipe Monje will then age the wine for fully ten years in bottle prior to its release, “to allow the new oak to fully integrate in the wine.” Consequently, the 2003 is the current release for this rare bottling and it is drinking beautifully, wafting from the glass in a complex blend of tangerine, butter, gentle notes of honeycomb, dried flowers and hazelnuts. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, crisp and complex, with a fine core, impressive focus and grip, zesty acids and a long, classy and à point finish. This is a superb example of a fully mature Listán Blanco that still has plenty of future life ahead of it. 2017-2027+."
John Gilman,
View from the Cellar
, #68

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