2008 Martin Códax Albariño Rías Baixas
256 Ratings
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256 Ratings
2008 Martin Códax Albariño Rías Baixas

Wine Description

(From 2009 Vintage) Has an attractive straw-greenish yellow color, with ripe lemon nuances. Bright and slightly sparkling. Stands out for its special intensity and elegance, its aroma reminiscent of damp, dewy fresh herbs with a perfume of semi-ripe apples. A fine sparkling sensation on the palate, with a complexity of tastes denoting the freshness of vegetation in the valley and the essence of the varietal. Persistent, full-bodied and tasty...a classic.

Winemaker's Notes

An excellent co-operative established in 1968 with over 550 members. These members have 420 hectares of vineyard, primarily in the Salnés Valley in Rias Baixas. Martín Códax wine pays homage to the troubadour of the same name who lived in this region in the 13th century. It is said that he was born and lived in Galicia. His songs exalted the beauty of women, gallant love and wine. Albariño is the white grape variety of note from Spain with a style very similar to Viognier. It offers a delicate yet forceful peachy aroma on the nose and palate and is a great choice if you prefer something a little different read more...to Chardonnay. Vivid straw-yellow green in colour with a touch of ripe lemon, on the nose this wine is intense, aromatic and elegant with aromas of fresh herbs, green apples, citric fruits and grapefruit. On the palate it is persistent, round, full-bodied and fresh. (hide)

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An excellent co-operative established in 1968 with over 550 members. These members have 420 hectares of vineyard, primarily in the Salnés Valley in Rias Baixas. Martín Códax wine pays homage to the troubadour of the same name who lived in this region in the 13th century. It is said that he was born and lived in Galicia. His songs exalted the beauty of women, gallant love and wine. Albariño is the white grape variety of note from Spain with a style very similar to Viognier. It offers a delicate yet forceful peachy aroma on the nose and palate and is a great choice if you prefer something a little different read more...to Chardonnay. Vivid straw-yellow green in colour with a touch of ripe lemon, on the nose this wine is intense, aromatic and elegant with aromas of fresh herbs, green apples, citric fruits and grapefruit. On the palate it is persistent, round, full-bodied and fresh. (hide)

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    Reminds me of why albarino is one of my favorite whites!

    over 4 years
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    4/30/10 with chipino recommended by schnucks wine buyer

    almost 5 years
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    medium body. old school taste in a new world package

    over 4 years
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    awesome! light and floral - perfect hot summer white.

    almost 5 years
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    goes well with citrus based dishes. lemon chicken.

    over 4 years
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    refreshing, a little dry. sour peach and pear

    about 4 years
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    fruity upfront but smooth, dry finish

    over 4 years
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    citrus and pear. dry

    about 4 years
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    like a viongier

    over 4 years
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    lindsay 8, dan 5

    over 2 years
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    5170 Ben Avon

    over 3 years
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    crisp. dryish

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 08/07
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2010 Vintage) An explosively exotic nose of dried apricots, ripe peaches, and honeysuckle is followed by a medium-bodied wine with delicious fruit and purity. Completely tank-fermented and aged, this is Spainrsquo;s answer to Francersquo;s exotic, honeyed wines from Cordrieu. Sadly, the 1998 vintage produced an extremely small crop because of spring frosts. This offering, the ideal Spanish aperitif, or a wine to serve with a multitude of seafood dishes, should be consumed during its first year because of its fragile perfume.