Pale straw in color. Fresh, yeasty, crusty-bread nose with notes of salty almonds. Clean and tangy with a refreshing finish and a softness which makes it delightfully easy to drink.
The NV Fino from Alvear has signs of youth, a pale color and notes of brine and green olives, quite fresh and light. Despite the 15% alcohol, this was never fortified, as the grapes ripen enough to achieve that alcoholic degree. There is no bottling date or similar information, but this comes in a 0.75-liter bottle (that I hadn't seen before) with a large white label with green letters. It comes from a solera that is said to be six years old on average. There are different bottlings through the year.
Score: 89 points -- Luis Gutierrez, Robertparker.com, Jun 2019