Albariño 'Saras', Adegas Entre Os Rios, Galicia, Spain 2015

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Albariño 'Saras', Adegas Entre Os Rios, Galicia, Spain 2015

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“This is phenomenal.” - The Wine Advocate. 91 points

Refreshing Albariño from Rias Baixas is as abundant as the oysters that populate its coastline, but interesting Albariño from Rias Baixas is a much rarer species. We approached this one, standing proud in its traditional, tall bottle, expecting the usual breezy pear and apple flavours and not much else and were about to move on when our heads swivelled back to their starting point. Here was an Albariño with layers of intrigue, with textural depth and a real sense of the salt-crusted Atlantic shoreline of Galicia. Flavours of chopped mint, apple, lime sorbet, blanched almonds and broken chalk finished the story that the aromas had begun to tell. We were sold.

It has the billowy, linen-in-the-breeze, uplift of a great maritime Albariño, but there’s a real stamp of minerality on the palate too, not to mention a hint of that fine-grained, dry extract that you find in good organic wines. 12.5% alc. 2 years ageing in stainless steel. Drink now-2023.


Press review:

The Wine Advocate: “Another characterful Albariño, the 2015 Saras was kept in tank with the lees for no less than a year and a half (but the lees were not worked). It has a sharper mouth despite having gone through malolactic. The nose is not varietal, as the aromas are not fruit-driven and instead are more complex, spicy and earthy/organic. The palate shows the granite texture and very tasty flavours, ending with a salty touch. This is phenomenal.” 91 points

Customer Comments:

The "Saras" is right down my street! (how is that for a wine critique). Could I have 6 more please?” - Mr. J.F.

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