This release was bottled in the beginning of 2016. Chateau Busca is a powerhouse when it comes to Ugni Blanc’s terroir expression blending in with the Black Oak from the vicinity. The finish is lasts over 45 seconds. It lingers with warmth and silky phenols. There is ZERO bite from start to finish.
” BEST BUY! 96-100 CLASSIC! ” – Wine Enthusiast
Wine Enthusiast: 98 points – The wonderfully zesty aroma includes notes of margarine, lanolin, dark caramel, buttery oak and holiday fruitcake. The palate entry is rich, creamy and honeyed; at midpalate the woody/creamy flavor suggests rancio beginnings. Finishes semisweet, cocoa- and maple sugar-like, and intensely oaky. Best Buy.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge: 95 points – The nose is gentle and suggests pastry cream and white grapes. The flavors are delicate in the mouth with trace hints of mace and nutmeg. The texture is overall round and smooth with some piquant spice lingering on the palate.