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Alexandre de Almeida Bucaco Branco Reservado 2014

Rating

CWA95+

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

Price: $57.99

 
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Matt Kramer's Thoughts on the Bucaco Branco
“What was served was simply an astonishment. Buçaco Branco Reservado was not merely astonishingly good, it was astonishingly great. And I don’t use that word carelessly. I’m telling you, great. Almost chartreuse in color, it was an electric-bright, utterly fresh-looking yellow-green wine delivering a powerful yet subtle gust of herbs and wax and minerals like no other white wine of my experience. Like a rube at a carny act, I kept gawping at this marvel, tasting repeatedly, each time trying to convince myself that it really was as good as I kept thinking it was. How is it possible that a wine this remarkable could go so unnoticed by so many otherwise knowledgeable wine lovers for so long? Surely, I’m hardly alone in my longtime ignorance of it.”

“Classic” 95+ points
“The Bucaco Branco is unlike any other white wine we’ve sampled, offering something for lovers of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc alike. The bouquet is loaded with melon, spring flowers, and a bracing minerality. The palate offers a luscious texture, lemon zest, tropical fruit, and hints of sunflower seed oil. There’s a lot to get excited about here as it has enough stuffing to be wonderfully cellar-worthy. Enjoy anytime over the next 20 years.” - California Wine Advisors
Flavor Profile

Style

Body

Acidity

Oak

Tannin

Style 2

Velvetty Smooth Texture No

Complex No

Tropical Fruit No

Peach No

Citrus No

Apple No

Pear No

Caramel No

Buttery No

Vanilla Creme No

Honeysuckle No

Minerally No

Floral No

Spicy No

Flinty No

High Residual Sugar No

Good Value

Style

Body

Acidity

Oak

Tannin

Style 2

Velvetty Smooth Texture No

Complex No

Blueberry No

Blackberry No

Raspberry No

Strawberry No

Cherry No

Cranberry No

Licorice No

Cassis No

Espresso No

Toffee No

Leather No

Cedar No

Cigar Box No

Pencil Lead No

Tobacco No

White Truffle No

Cracked Pepper No

Vanilla Creme No

Milk Chocolate No

Dark Chocolate No

Savory No

Gamey No

High Residual Sugar No

Bacon No

Smoke No

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Free ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

Matt Kramer's Thoughts on the Bucaco Branco
“What was served was simply an astonishment. Buçaco Branco Reservado was not merely astonishingly good, it was astonishingly great. And I don’t use that word carelessly. I’m telling you, great. Almost chartreuse in color, it was an electric-bright, utterly fresh-looking yellow-green wine delivering a powerful yet subtle gust of herbs and wax and minerals like no other white wine of my experience. Like a rube at a carny act, I kept gawping at this marvel, tasting repeatedly, each time trying to convince myself that it really was as good as I kept thinking it was. How is it possible that a wine this remarkable could go so unnoticed by so many otherwise knowledgeable wine lovers for so long? Surely, I’m hardly alone in my longtime ignorance of it.”

“Classic” 95+ points
“The Bucaco Branco is unlike any other white wine we’ve sampled, offering something for lovers of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc alike. The bouquet is loaded with melon, spring flowers, and a bracing minerality. The palate offers a luscious texture, lemon zest, tropical fruit, and hints of sunflower seed oil. There’s a lot to get excited about here as it has enough stuffing to be wonderfully cellar-worthy. Enjoy anytime over the next 20 years.” - California Wine Advisors

Winery Alexandre de Almeida

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Portugal