Some claim that Albariño is a relative of Riesling, brought to the region by pilgrims to the shrine at Santiago de Compostela. Elegant and lean, this Albariño shows classic floral, lime and chalk aromas and flavors, and a crisp mouthfeel. It’s perfect for shellfish—or any white fish. You might have to work a bit to find it, but it’s well worth the hunt
Fresh and pure, with a solid citrus quality. The nose features pineapple and peaches, with a shot of mineral. Orange is the predominant flavor, mixed with some drying soda cracker. Well balanced and properly acidic, with proper dryness on the finish. Imported by Classical Wines.
Pineapple and flowers create a candied nose, while the flavor profile is about melon, papaya, pear and spice. A rich and persistent finish scores this wine some points, as does the full, chewy mouthfeel. Nice and balanced.
A touch prickly and odd at first, with cactus and canned peaches on the nose. More canned, sweet fruit appears on the palate, which is soft and modest from front to finish. Ends with the flavor of pineapple Lifesavers.
Intensely perfumed, with green herbs, floral, even lychee hints on the nose. The palate shows herb and wet-stone flavors, but also a faint musty note. Very poised in feel, this is commendable for its excellent texture and balance. Drink now. —M.M.