|90||Wine Spectator||Full and firm, this white delivers juicy flavors of white peach, gooseberry and grapefruit, with juicy acidity and intriguing floral and mineral notes on the finish. Shows intensity and depth. Drink now through 2022.
July 31, 2018
|89||The Wine Advocate||The white 2016 Godello showed varietal character with a mixture of aromas of hay, straw, white fruit, citrus, fennel and pollen. The palate revealed intense, pungent flavors augmented by very good acidity. Drink Date 2017 - 2019.
Issue 232, August 31, 2017
|89||View from the Cellar||The Godello bottling from Bodegas Luna Beberide hails from sixty year-old vines and is fermented and raised in stainless steel tanks. The 2016 version is a lovely middleweight in the making, wafting from the glass in a bright and youthful blend of lime, tart pear, a bit of green olive, salty soil tones and white flowers. On the palate the wine is pure, fullish and vibrant, with a good core, fine focus and grip, zesty acids and a long, crisp and youthful finish. This is tasty out of the blocks and will only get better as it has a chance to open up a bit from behind its girdle of acidity with some bottle age. 2018-2025.
Issue #75 – May/June 2018
|90||JamesSuckling.com||A light, bright and juicy array of green melon and lighter apple
fruit. Chalky and crunchy palate. Drink now.
|89||The Wine Advocate||There are a bunch of wines from 2018 already bottled, among which was the 2018 Godello from Luna Beberide. Such recent bottling tends to be harsh for whites, which tend to show reductive and reminiscent of sulfur, so you often have to guide yourself by the palate, which revealed a wine that follows the path of freshness of 2016, with clean flavors and citrus freshness. Give it a few more months in bottle. 50,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in December 2018.
Drink Date 2019 - 2021
Issue 241; February 28, 2019