Wines from Rías Baixas

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Granbazán 2013 Etiqueta Ambar Albariño (Rías Baixas)

  1. $24

Stony peach and mandarin orange aromas are touched up by a note of white licorice gumdrop on this well-cut, finesse-filled Albariño. In the mouth, an elegant dance ensues between minerality, lees notes and citric acidity. Flavors of apricot, peach and melon finish minerally and with a slow but steady fade. Drink through 2016.

 — M.S.  (4/1/2015)
92
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Lagar de Cervera 2007 Albariño (Rías Baixas)

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  1. $26

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…

 — M.S.  (11/15/2008)
92
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Do Ferreiro 2003 Cepas Vellas Albariño (Rías Baixas)

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  1. $33

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.

 — M.S.  (6/1/2005)
91
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Pazo Baión 2013 Albariño (Rías Baixas)

  1. $40

Ideal Albariño aromas of buttercup, orange blossom, mild citrus, peach and seashell set up a mature but fresh palate, with layered complexity and minerality to spare. Flavorwise, this is a touch waxy, with an emphasis on pear, peach and melon. A dry, clean, slightly dusty finish sends this off in fine fashion.

 — M.S.  (4/1/2015)
91
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Terras Gauda 2012 O Rosal Albariño (Rías Baixas)

  1. $24

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.

 — M.S.  (7/1/2013)
91
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Bodegas Aquitania 2013 Albariño (Rías Baixas)

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  1. $28

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.

 — M.S.  (12/1/2014)
91
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Granbazán 2012 Etiqueta Ambar Albariño (Rías Baixas)

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  1. $23

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.

 — M.S.  (5/1/2014)
91
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As Laxas 2010 Albariño (Rías Baixas)

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  1. $22

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.

 — M.S.  (11/1/2011)
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