| Vinous 90 points (Sep 2014)
(100% xarel-lo; aged on its lees in stainless steel tanks): Pale yellow. Spice-tinged aromas of nectarine, pear, ginger and jasmine. Lively and taut on entry, then fleshy and chewy in the mid-palate, showing very good cut to its orchard fruit, melon and floral flavors. Finishes long and lively, with vivid citrus zest and honeysuckle notes lingering.
Wine Advocate 92 points (Feb 2014)
The 2013 Silencis is pure Xarello from a cold vintage harvested on September 25, which is the date when Xarello used to be harvested 30 years ago. They introduced some big changes in 2013, like not filtering or clarifying the wine, so it-s very cloudy, and retains some of the gas, which gives a fresh sensation. Other than that, it feels very pure, lively and may I say? authentic. It-s like night and day between 2012 and 2013. Apple notes, smoky, flinty, bread dough and a salty, mineral finish with superb acidity and freshness. Pure acid, fruit juice with an electric feeling in the palate. A superb Mediterranean Xarello that should develop well. Very good price for what it is. Drink now-2018.