2011 La Val, Orballo, Albarino, Rias Baixas

Producer: Bodegas La Val
Vintage: 2011
Grape variety: Albariño
Date tasted: 10 February 2013
Price when tasted: £9.99-11.95

Tasting notes


Very refreshing and intense palate, full of citrus notes. Quite reductive style with smoky notes. Elegantly perfumed with extra layers of complexity. Very food friendly; very Albarino (Ferran Centelles). Lovely, mature-vine fruit and wood oil aromas. Subtle, mysterious and delicious. Rich citrus notes and crunchy fruit on the front and mid palate, but slightly fails to deliver on the finish (John Radford). Smoky, grassy, intense with notes of stewed gooseberries - the slightly spritz adds to the fresh impression. Acidity is marked, with a sherbet tang, but balanced by ripeness of the underlying fruit. Long (Sarah Jane Evans MW). Alc: 12.5%. Drink 2013-2016. 18.5pts/20 (95pts/100)

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