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I've had this one a few times now and every time I'm always drawn to its unique quality. Deep golden in the glass, the colour alone suggests something a bit different. While there is a bit of mandarine and a hint of peach on the nose, it's dominated by savoury notes of Orange Pekoe tea, almond, and hay. On the palate, it's medium bodied with good acidity, though there is a bitter, tannic quality that, while very pleasing with food, will be unpleasant for some. That being said, this wine has tons of character and provides excellent value. Tasted November 2014
Bitter and short. That's certainly how this wine comes across at first. But it *is* an "orange" wine, beautifully gold-bronze in appearance, a very old-school Albana that is nothing if not interesting, a wine that gets better with time, if still a wine that's much better with food than on its own. There's some peach-apricot and lemon, but more than fruity it's nutty and herbal, with a load of wet-stone minerality providing backbone. It gets longer, to be sure, but the bitterness remains, and defines it. Admirable, even if, for all its character, it lacks charm and is rather too severe overall.