Raul Perez 2018 La Vizcaina 'Las Gundinas' BierzoIn Fine Spirits
97 points- Natural Wine
Raúl Pérez Pereira is universally considered to be one of the world’s most visionary winemakers. Since he produced his first vintage for his family’s winery in 1994 at the age 22, he has been in the forefront of the conversation about what has been called 'The New Spain'. In addition to numerous other accolades, Raúl was named 'Winemaker of the Year' by German publication Der Feinschmecker in 2014 and 'Best Winemaker in the World" for 2015 by the French publication Bettane+Dessauve. Aromatic. Ethereal. Perfumed and elegant. Really impressive. Impressive depth and expressiveness. It's wild but refined (more Burgundian). This has character and attitude, light, power, energy, freshness and symmetry; it has a fine thread, lace-like, really impressive. These are not "winemaker" wines so much as they are unadulterated expressions of the villages and vineyards from which they hail.