2015 Jorge Ordonez Moscatel de Alexandria #1 Seleccion Especial 375 ml

Year: 2015
Appellation: Malaga, Andalucia
Country: Spain
Wine Spectator: 88
Wine Advocate: 91
Jeb Dunnuck: 91
Wine Enthusiast: 90
Dessert Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 10.0%
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MIND-BLOWING VALUE IN AN AMAZING DESSERT WINE!!....100% Muscat Alexandria, serve by itself as an aperitif, or with chilled fresh fruit!!

"Lively flavors of peach, kiwi and tangerine mingle in this fruity white, which is lightly sweet, but citrusy acidity maintains freshness and balance. Drink now. 500 cases made. -TM " (WS)

"The 2015 Seleccion Especial (#1) comes from the steep slate mountain vineyards of Malaga, where the yields range from 0.36 to 0.40 tons of fruit per acre, all of it Muscat from the clone known as Muscat de Alexandria. This wine spent eight months on its lees in stainless steel, and takes nearly 4 kilos of grapes to make one 375ml bottle. It has a light color and an extraordinary fragrant nose of exotic fruits and spring flowers followed by a zesty, light, but intense Muscat. The real challenge is what to compare this wine with. For my part, drinking it by itself as an aperitif, or at the end of a meal, seems the correct way to treat this complex, very intriguing and historic, slightly sweet wine. The candied fruit character and bright acidity balances out the wine’s sweetness. So there is nothing cloying or heavy about it." (WA)

"Made all from the Moscatel de Alejandría grape, the 2015 Selección Especial #1 is brilliant stuff. White peach, tangerine, and pineapple notes all emerge from this sexy, exuberant, sweetly fruited beauty. It has good acidity, awesome purity of fruit, and a clean, even elegant style, that makes it a joy to drink. It's going to be incredibly versatile and should work with tapas, cheese plates, or a fruit dessert. These are unfortified dessert wines and it takes 15 pounds of grapes to make a single bottle of this beauty." (JD)

"Don't let the near nonexistence of color fool you, because this is a nice racy-sweet Moscatel. Aromas of citrus peel and air freshener are mild, while this feels juicy. Tropical fruit and citrus flavors finish lean except for a touch of viscosity." (WE)

Winery Notes:
Pale gold. Intense, with fresh notes of orange and of exotic spices, floral and musky. Powerful on the palate, embracing and warm, with a punch of minerality.

Special Selection comes from vineyards that are about 40 years old in the mountains of Axarquía, situated at an altitude of approximately 400 m. After the manual harvest, the grapes are brought to a selection table in the winery and, later, to the press. Fermentation is carried out completely in stainless steel tanks and, as is characteristic of this type of wine, the alcohol comes exclusively from grape fermentation; this is stopped by cooling once the desired alcohol content has been reached.