Normally even excellent Albariños have their limits, and this gem seems to have limited ageability. But for drinking through 2009, it’s dynamite. Dusty apple and mineral aromas are for starters. Next is a palate of green apple, citrus and pineapple that rises above the fray. And then there’s that finish of mineral and pineapple essence that seals the deal. A…
From the outset, this beauty oozes character. The whole exceeds the parts by a sum of three, as the wine delivers full flavors, complexity and a near Burgundian minerality. This is what great Albariño is about, even if it’s from a hot vintage. Spicy yet thumping with guava, banana and citrus. Simply delicious.
For freshness and elegance in an unoaked wine, look no further than this leesy, smooth Albariño that shouts of its coastal origin. Sea notes, apple and peach grace the bouquet, while the plump but zesty palate offers minerally lemon, lime and apple flavors.
This blends modesty with clarity, and the end result is excellent. Crisp and minerally at all check points, the palate is juicy and citric, but with good body. Citrus, mango, melon and green-fruit flavors drive the palate into a cleansing, finely cut finish.
In a solid vintage like 2012, there are always many good Albariños to choose from, but this one rises above the masses. Flower blossom and peach aromas are minerally and tight. In the mouth, the acidity is peachy more than citric, while flavors of nectarine and clementines finish with persistence. Drink now.
Textbook Albariño from what’s shaping up into one of Galicia’s best years in a long time. This wine is elegant and lightly creamy, with flower blossom and citrus aromas preceding apple, peach and nectarine flavors that are straight from the farm stand. A pure and exemplary wine given that 30,000 cases were made.
Pure apple and peach aromas are the calling card of a good Albariño, and Pazo de Senorans always has that and a little more. The ’08 seems a touch less concentrated and leesy than prior years, but it’s still showing all the marine-influenced personality, beauty and elegance of a no-oak, seafood-friendly winner. Drink right away; it’s not meant for keeping. Imported…
A delicious wine that’s entirely impressive in the way it delivers smooth, subtle citrus and honey aromas in front of a generous but controlled palate of tangerine, apple, lemon and spice. A luxurious, smooth experience, with a sexy mouthfeel and finely integrated acidity. Expensive for Albariño, but fewer than 3,000 cases were produced.