Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The NV Fino C.B. is the European brand for the wine sold in the United States as Alvear Fino, produced from Pedro Ximenez grapes aged under flor for an average of five years, and is not fortified, something common in Montilla. Straw-colored, it has an intense, clean, aromatic nose of salted almonds, olives and brine, denoting a good balance between freshness and pungency. Clean, vibrant and tasty, it has a salty-bitter finish. 500,000 bottles are produced annually. Drink 2013-2014.
Between 8ºC and 10ºC
Biological ageing under a veil of yeasts (velor flor) in American casks for more than 4 years with the traditional criaderas and soleras system.