2011 Leira Pazo Pondal, Rias Baixas, Galicia, Spain

Wine name: Leira
Producer: Pazo Pondal
Vintage: 2011
Drink: 2012-2016
Alcohol: 12.5%
Style: White, light-bodied
Grape variety: Albariño
Origin: Spain, Galicia, Rias Baixas
UK price: £12.99
Overall score: 18.5 / 20 95 / 100
2011 Leira Pazo Pondal, Rias Baixas, Galicia, Spain Decanter

Tasting notes

Ferran Centelles

05/08/2012

Although it is slightly reductive, this wine it deserves some attention in the glass. Do give it some air and it will give you more open aromas of green fruits and stones. Do not worry about its more restrained character as it will gain in complexity.

95 / 100 18.5 / 20

John Radford

05/08/2012

Straw. Warm, ripe, mature, perfumed, elegant. Lovely fruit upfront, fabulous greengage fruit on the mid, fades a bit on the finish, but excellent.

95 / 100 18.5 / 20

Sarah Jane Evans MW

05/08/2012

Typically Albariño on the nose, with a fine combination of leesy creaminess, white peaches, and lime zest. In the mouth the impression is fresh: well balanced and restrained between fresh acidity, mineral clarity, and orange and lemon.

95 / 100 18.5 / 20

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