As we are traveling Europe and currently in Spain, trying a few of the local selections that we will hopefully be featuring soon, in the meantime, we thought it a great time to offer the last bottles of this incredible Albarino from Marques de Murrieta. This a serious example that would have no problem being poured next to some of the best white wines in the world, and is such a fantastic bottle of Albarino with incredible mineral drive and ripeness of fruit. Don't miss it!
The 2019 was one of the best Albarinos we have ever tasted, and 2020 follows in its footsteps and is another fantastic example of this serious Spanish white. We sold more of the 2019 version of this wine than anyone else in the state and are happy to report that 2020 has the potential to be as good or even better. As we have said before, It's more reminiscent of white Burgundy than it is an Albarino, and winemaker Pazo Barrantes' goal here is to make a world-class white wine with the Albarino grape, and he has succeeded in spades! The vines in this thirty-five-acre vineyard are about 60 years old, and the outer vineyard is lined with 400+-year-old eucalyptus trees that provide shelter. The yields are kept low, and the vineyard is sustainably farmed. This classic Albarino will age like a great white Burgundy showing Lovely aromas of white flowers, citrus, apple, and liquid minerals; all shrouded in lovely acidity and loads of dry extract and saline finish that lingers for minutes. The focus and the depth here are incredible but a little backward upon opening, so we suggest decanting for a bit before drinking or burying it away in the cellar for a few years. This is truly one of the best Albarinos you can buy and quite impressive at this pricing.
James Suckling 95 pts! "Focused, ripe, mineral and intense, with lemon rind, stones and sea salt. Very tense and integrated, with tangy, bright acidity chiseled to the round, textured palate. An exceptional, transparent yet serious albarino here. Irresistible now. Drink on release or hold."
PROENSA (ESP): 98 POINTS .
ABC GUIDE (ESP): 96 POINTS.
GOURMETS GUIDE (ESP): 95 POINTS.
TIM ATKIN (UK): 94 POINTS.