|90||View from the Cellar||The 2020 Blanca de Guarda from Bodegas Arrocal is made entirely Albillo Mayor, with the wine aged for one year in French oak barrels prior to bottling. It offers up a lovely nose of lemon, pear, beeswax, salty soil tones, a touch of honeysuckle and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, and still fairly primary in personality, with a lovely core of fruit, sound framing acids and lovely length and grip on the well-balanced finish. This is already quite tasty but seems like even more complexity will emerge with a year or two’s worth of bottle age. 2023- 2030.
John Gilman - Issue #103 January/February 2023.