2009 Martín Códax Albariño Rías Baixas Burgáns


  • Spain
  • Galicia
  • Rías Baixas

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  • pinotage1972 wrote: 87 points

    August 4, 2011 - This was my first taste of an Albarino variatel. Really I bought it because I'm a big fan of the Longoria Tempranillo and they do grow this variatel as well. Unable to get my hands on the Longoria, I wanted to continue my education - right now I'm fascinated by the lesser known grapes of Portugal and Spain. Albarino is Spanish. This bottle comes from the Salnes Valley (Rias Biaxas) Very straw like color - which is easy to spot in the clear bottle. Although I don't think they usually ferment in oak, the nose was lots of oak and citrus off the top. Strong acidity, not as crisp though as I'd expected, on the tongue but it quickly dissipates to a nice mellow mouthfeel. Its has a strong, ripe fruit taste - it doesn't linger and it doesn't take long before you want another sip. To be honest I'm not the biggest white wine fan - I prefer a SB to a Chardonnay - and I quite liked this wine - I could see it going well with stronger fish flavors... I will be trying this again.


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