Pazo de Barrantes Albariño Rías Baixas 2018

Albariño from Rías Baixas, Spain
JS 93
WA 91
W&S 91
13.5% ABV
Item # 702422

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93 points James Suckling: "This is very creamy and beautiful with crushed apples and pears. Lemons. Really tangy. Full body. I really like the combination of dry fruit and zingy acidity. Wonderful example. Drink now. (7/26/19)"

91+ points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "[$22 list] The 2018 Albariño from a year that was wet until July, followed by a warm and dry summer that balanced the year, when they started harvesting on the 20th of September, more or less normal dates. The wine feels fresher and cooler than the 2017, like an upgraded version of the 2016, with more body and structure but keeping very good acidity. This was kept with the lees for two months. It feels young and tender, a little reductive right now, so it might need to be decanted if consumed early. It should come into a subtler profile with a little more time in bottle. I've always said that good Albariño is better in its second, third or fourth year in bottle, and this is no exception. While I like the clout of the 2017, I admire the subtleness and freshness of this 2018. Drink: 2020-2024. (Feb 2019)"

91 points Wine & Spirits: "[$22 list] Citrus and salt come together in this savory albariño from the family estate of the Condes de Creixell; the current count, Vicente Dalmau Cebrián-Sagarriga, also owns Marqués de Murrieta in Rioja. This wine is a classical albariño, from its pale pear and lime flavors to its smoky salt water–taffy scents and creamy richness. Its mineral intensity will mellow with age, or in the company of pulpo gallego. (Aug 2020)"
93 points James Suckling: "This is very creamy and beautiful with crushed apples and pears. Lemons. Really tangy. Full body. I really like the combination of dry fruit and zingy acidity. Wonderful example. Drink now. (7/26/19)"

91+ points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "[$22 list] The 2018 Albariño from a year that was wet until July, followed by a warm and dry summer that balanced the year, when they started harvesting on the 20th of September, more or less normal dates. The wine feels fresher and cooler than the 2017, like an upgraded version of the 2016, with more body and structure but keeping very good acidity. This was kept with the lees for two months. It feels young and tender, a little reductive right now, so it might need to be decanted if consumed early. It should come into a subtler profile with a little more time in bottle. I've always said that good Albariño is better in its second, third or fourth year in bottle, and this is no exception. While I like the clout of the 2017, I admire the subtleness and freshness of this 2018. Drink: 2020-2024. (Feb 2019)"

91 points Wine & Spirits: "[$22 list] Citrus and salt come together in this savory albariño from the family estate of the Condes de Creixell; the current count, Vicente Dalmau Cebrián-Sagarriga, also owns Marqués de Murrieta in Rioja. This wine is a classical albariño, from its pale pear and lime flavors to its smoky salt water–taffy scents and creamy richness. Its mineral intensity will mellow with age, or in the company of pulpo gallego. (Aug 2020)"
Product SKU 702422
Producer Pazo de Barrantes
Country Spain
Region Rías Baixas
Varietal Albariño
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 13.5%
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