2012 Taleia, Costers del Segre, Bodega Castell D'Encus

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Taleia is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, but Bordelais more in name than in essence. Fermented partly in French barrique and partly in stainless steel, the wine is unctuous and rich on the one hand, crisp and aromatic on the other; a perfect combination in other words. Apricot and spring blossom are backed up by vanillin, mango and spice. Pleasingly decadent. Simon Field MW, Wine Buyer One of the most exciting properties in the Catalan Pyrenees, Castell D’Encus is the brainchild of winemaker Raul Bobet, who developed these precipitous and eminently photogenic vineyards in the early