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Wine tasting #1 Malaga Anejo Rujaq Andalusi bodegas Dinobe

I brought back this rare Malaga from my trip to Spain. It is a great example, how middle aged malaga should be like. Clearly distinguishing itself from lots of cheap stuff.

Malaga Anejo Rujaq Andalusi bodegas Dinobe

Wine Info:

This special white wine comes from the region surrounding Malaga city in Andalucia, Spain. Grape, Moscatel , as a hot climate lover is best suited to grow here, resulting in very ripe, frolal and sweet wines. 15% of alcohol comes from the fortification (adding high proof of neutral alcohol to the wine). Produced with appassimento method that requires grapes to be sun dried in order to concentrate flavours, sugar and acidity. This wine spent 48 months in american oak barrels. The label design refers to arabic legacy of Malaga region. Producer Bodegas Dinobe has a wide range of wines, including lighter and heavier Malaga wines based on Muscat grape. Serve chilled.

Appeariance:

Clear wine with no sediment seduces me with deep amber colour, telling everyone around that it spent many months in wood barrels, that let it oxidise and develop complex aromas.

Smell:

Medium intensity aromas of orange and orange peel, some floral and citrus notes too. After some time, wine releases complex aromas that were developed during maturation in contact with wood and air: dates, toffee and honey.

Taste:

Clearly sweet but not cloggy. High acidity keeps big amount of natural sweetness in balance. Bull bodied with flavours of orange liquour, toffee and carmel

Verdict: 7,5/10

Very good wine that has a lot of potential to develop in bottle. Great as a dessert. For me it could be more intensive. Little alcohol is still not well integrated and attacks when wine gets warmer.

Pairing suggestions:

Cakes with nuts and honey. Cookies and creme brulee. Or as a dessert on it own 😉

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Cheers 🙂