The eponymous white 2014 Maquina & Tabla is a single-vineyard Verdejo from the Hornillos de Eresma zone where the soils are made up of white sand and clay subsoils. This is an extremely old vineyard believed to be over 100 years old, where Verdejo is truffled with isolated vines of other varieties (like in all old vineyards) that produced catastrophically low yields. As with all of the Máquina & Tabla wines, no yeasts enzymes or even added SO2 are used. After the 36-hour cold soak, the must fermented in used oak demi-muids where the wine was kept for 11 months before bottling. Again, this comes through as clean, fresh and without any deviations in the nose or palate; there is more weight, concentration and depth than in the Páramos de Nicasia. The creamy oak is still noticeable but there is enough stuffing to integrate it nicely in a few months. The palate has pungent flavors and great persistence. This is a powerful Rueda in the style of some of the top names in the appellation. Well done! 3,400 bottles produced.
Score: 92 points
-- Luis Gutiérrez, Robertparker.com, Sep 2015