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2011 Ossian Verdejo - 92 PTS - IWC

tanzer iwc 92 pts"Light gold. A pungent, expansive bouquet evokes poached pear, beeswax, anise and white flowers, with a hint of toastiness in the background. Weighty and broad in the mouth, offering densely packed orchard and citrus fruit flavors underpinned by chalky minerality. Shows a suave blend of power and finesse, finishing with solid grip and excellent mineral-driven persistence."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September/October 2014), 92 pts

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2012 Ossian Verdejo Rueda - 91 PTS - WA

wa91"The 2012 Ossian has an explosive and balsamic nose of camphor, dried herbs and a touch of diesel intermixed with yellow fruit and spicy and smoky undertones from the wood. The palate is medium-bodied, with pungent flavors and plenty of influence from the oak aging. Drink now-2017. - Luis Gutierrez"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue #214, August 2014), 91 pts

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2013 Ossian Verdejo - 92 + PTS - WA

wa92"The 2013 Ossian is pure Verdejo from old vines in the village of Nieva in Segovia, within the appellation of Rueda, but sold without the appellation -- as the wine was initially rejected because 'it lacked Rueda typicity.' Lacking Rueda typicity might now be considered a good thing by many, as the quality of a majority of wines from the popular appellation is appalling. It has a creamy nose with a mixture of freshly cut grass and orange peel, quite Verdejo, feeling fresh and young. The palate is very balanced and fresh with good acidity, almost citric, pure and delineated with nicely-integrated oak that is a lot less noticeable than in their earlier vintages. It has very good tension. This wine is a triumph over the vintage conditions. "
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #221, October 2015), 92+ pts

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2014 Ossian Verdejo - 92 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Vivid yellow. Highly perfumed pear nectar, orange zest and jasmine scents are enlivened by a chalky mineral accent. Vibrant, sharply focused citrus and orchard fruit flavors show impressive heft and breadth, and an undertone of candied ginger gains volume with air. Concentrated but also graceful; the very persistent, penetrating finish delivers firm mineral cut and a jolt of dusty minerality. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (May 2017), 92 pts

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2015 Ossian Verdejo - 91 PTS - WS

wine spectator 91 pts"Rich and polished, this white offers pear, baked apple, tarragon and toasted vanilla flavors that show depth and harmony. Fresh acidity and a touch of tannins give this structure. Sophisticated, in the international style. Drink now. 2,916 cases made. –Thomas Matthews"
- Wine Spectator (August 31st 2018), 91 pts

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2018 Ossian Verdejo - 93 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"A fruity and lively white with sliced lemon, mango and some papaya. Medium body and lovely density and freshness. Flavorful finish. Lovely, creamy texture. Always excellent. Drink or hold."

- James Suckling (October 2020), 93 pts

2018 Ossian Verdejo - 93 PTS - TP

tasting panel logo"Creamy notes of caramel-covered Bartlett pear and crisp acidity bring this white to life. White flower petals echo on the rich mouthfeel as acidity keeps the palate clean and fresh."

- The Tasting Panel (July/August 2021), 93 pts