13 Apr Rare Super Aged Albariño & More Favorites!
Albariño is the signature white grape of Spain, known for its exotic and delicate aromatics. The 2008 Pazo de Senorans is a unique and interesting wine, having undergone extended aging before and after bottling. This wine promises an engaging experience. And as a bonus, we’re featuring two of our favorite albariños also on sale, including the Columna (try this and you will want to buy more!) and the Envidia Cochina, a gorgeous wine in a quirky bottle.
2008 Pazo de Senorans Albarino Seleccion de Anada, Rias Baixas
On Sale $49.99
The 2008 Selección de Añada was bottled as recently as June 2015, even though the cork looked even more recent. The wine spent at least 30 months in contact with the lees, and I wonder how long it really was and how long the wine was kept until bottling. The nose is super, very complex with aromas of pollen, beeswax, fennel, petrol, wet granite, flowers, musky apples and something spicy (white pepper?). The palate is lively, with acidity still to be integrated. In fact it feels very young, younger than its age, I’d say. It left me scratching my head. 16,000 bottles produced.
92 Points, The Wine Advocate
2015 Columna Albariño, Rias Baixas
On Sale $14.99
Fresh melon and pear on the perfumed nose, with floral and herbal qualities adding complexity. Sappy and focused on the palate, offering vibrant orchard and pit flavors along with hints of fennel and honeysuckle. The smooth, clinging finish shows a lingering pit fruit character.
2015 Envidia Cochina Tete de Cuvee Albariño, Rias Baixas
On Sale $19.99
This beauty is unique from the moment you see it, with a distinctive bottle shape and even more personality inside the bottle. Notes of peach, lemon, and ocean air on the nose lead into a palate of stone fruit, pear, almond, and tropical fruits. It’s silky and textured from aging on the lees.