Paco & Lola Albariño 2013, Do Rías Baixas

Albariño/Alvarinho Albariño/Alvarinho
Rias Baixas, Spain

$18.95 (350041)

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August 22, 2015

Critic Reviews (6)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a lovely albarino with snap, depth and well defined, lifted aromas of pineapple/starfruit, fresh herbs,...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Concrete and tank Albarino, steely and mineral, cool and bristling. Turns to stone fruit on the palate, gets down to...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Always a lovely value and nicely representative of the varietal without any showy character. Punchy on the palate...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Pale lime in colour, the 2013 Albariño displays crisp notes of herbal sea salt, mild lemon citrus and a hint of wet...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Green nut skin and white peach/green apple flavours lead off here in a rather classic, semi-aromatic, fresh, crisp,...

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Nadia  Fournier
Nadia Fournier

Although less mineral than other wines of the appellation, this Galician wine offset by the purity of its aromas of...

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Community Reviews (2)

Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

This is a fairly light, dry, and quite refreshing Albariño with a nice mix of zesty if not terribly pronounced fruit flavours, including pear, peach, mango, pineapple, and lemon, along with some streaky minerality that keeps the whole thing focused. The tartness ultimately gives way to a lingering bitterness on the finish, but the length is short and so the result isn't so much unpleasantness as a cleansed palette. While I don't usually assign specific foods to wine, this is ideal for shellfish, hardly surprising given its origins in northwestern Spain. Nicely done, if lacking punch overall.

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Krystina Roman
Krystina Roman

Previous vintages have performed better. In a blind setting this wine wasn't too recognizable as a Albarino.

A bit flat on the palate, with none of that excitement and minerality from Rias Baixas. The aromas were subdued and subtle, the palate was more intense with some notes of lees and creamy peach.

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