(2010 Vintage) Produced under the stringent rules of DO Rías Baixas, Martín Códax Albariño—aromatic, elegant, dry, and crisp on the finish—is thoroughly food-friendly, and designed to be consumed young. The key aromatic and flavor notes are pear, passion fruit, and apple. Acidity is bright and integrates well with aromatic elements into a balanced whole. Albariño, with its firm acidity and full mouth-feel, stands on its own as an aperitif but reaches its full glory when matched with food.
dry and crisp on finish. notes of pear, passion fruit and apple integrate with bright acidity.
pear, passion fruit, med body, med acidity. clean but not my thing for sipping
light in color, smells like flat champagne, tastes very acidic
low acidity. rich clean nose. complex
light but a little sweet.
Wine & Spirits(2006 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 08/07
Wine Enthusiast(2006 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast
Wine & Spirits(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.