Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Condes de Albarei Albarino 2006

Condes de Albarei Albarino 2006
Origin: Salnes Valley, Spain
Blend: 100% Albarino
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Purchase date: February 2008
Purchase price: $12.99

Taste profile from the winemaker: "A lovely, straw-colored white wine with a good fruity nose and floral hints. On the palate, beautiful citrus fruit flavors emerge. It is a gentle, fresh, harmonious wine with a good and lingering finish."

ABC Wines review: This albarino possesses a fresh, citrus fragrance with just a hint of apple blossoms. Initially quite crisp, the citrus flavors are balanced by a mineral acidity. The finish is quite long, tart and dry. A very nice wine, indeed. Pair with grilled chicken or fish. Rated 90 points by Wine Enthusiast and designated a best buy (11/2007). Our score: Above Average to Excellent.

Winery website: Condes de Albarei Winery.

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