2011 Mar de Frades, Algareiro, Alberino, Rias Baixas

Producer: Bodegas Mar de Frades
Vintage: 2011
Grape variety: Albariño
Date tasted: 10 February 2013
Price when tasted: £10.99

Tasting notes


The epitome of Albarino and a classy example of the potential of this grape. Revealing the essence of sea-spray minerality, it has a few years of positive development ahead. Very concentrated (Ferran Centelles). Gentle, subtle underlying green fruit aromas but lovely, rich gooseberry fruit to the fore. Fresh mid-palate with warmth and depth, and good fresh fruit on the finish. Delicious (John Radford). Faintest hint of CO2 in the glass. Attractively honeyed aromas and a light note of pineapple and mango, with an undercurrent of freshness running through (Sarah Jane Evans MW). Alc: 12.5%. Drink 2015-2020. 19pts/20 (96pts/100)

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