Burgans Albarino 2006
I was looking for a wine to pair with some halibut and was recommended to try a Spanish Albarino. Always being one who likes something new, and since I’d never had Albarino before I thought it would be fun to give this wine a try.
Albarino is grown in the Rias Baixas region of north west Spain and is neither fermented nor aged in wood. This is meant to give them a unique flavour profile and texture. While this is definitely true of this particular wine, I can’t say I think this is a great example of the varietal, even though I haven’t tasted others yet. The wine is tangy orange with a smooth texture, but it is supremely simple and, honestly, I found it to be pretty boring. Nevertheless it was much better than your average bottle of white at this price level and is a decent quaffing wine, albeit not an exciting one. Nonetheless, I am definitely going to be seeking out some more serious Albarinos in the future, since its uniqueness is pretty intriguing.
$20 at BCLDB
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