2011 Pazo Pondal, Leira, Albarino, Rias Baixas

Producer: Pazo Pondal
Vintage: 2011
Grape variety: Albariño
Date tasted: 10 February 2013
Price when tasted: £12.99

Tasting notes


Slightly reductive but with some air it gives more open aromas of green fruits and stones. Don't worry about its more restrained character now as it will gain in complexity with bottle age (Ferran Centelles). Warm, ripe, mature, elegant nose. Fabulous greengages on the mid-palate and while itfades a bit on the finish, it's otherwise excellent (John Radford). Typical Albarino nose, with a fine combination of leesy creaminess, white peaches and lime zest. Fresh palate that is balanced and restrained betweeen fresh acidity, mineral clarity and orange and lemon notes (Sarah Jane Evans MW). Alc: 12.5%. Drink 2012-2016. 18/5pts/20 (95pts/100)

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