If you are looking for a great summer white alternative that offers great value, and more importantly, great food diversity as well as being able to proudly stand on its own, then look no further. Garzon has helped give the wines of Uruguay more exposure and show that it’s just not Tannat that that country can excel at. Garzon has an extensive, well thought out and planned varietal playbook. One of our favorites from them has been their Albarino Reserva. The varietal is native to the cooler, wetter northwest corner of Spain where it has identified itself as a great seafood and shell fish wine with its crisp and focused fruit. Garzon’s version offers a bit more scale, body weight and mouth feel while still maintaining the requisite acidity to keep it varietally correct as well as showcasing its affinity for food. This wine speaks of warmer weather and the lighter style food that comes with it. For those not sure and sitting on the fence this has several solid reviews that speaks of its quality, 91 pts from the Wine Spectator and James Suckling, respectively. A great summer option that works away from most people’s norm in terms of warm weather drinking choices this is a terrific option.
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91 pts Wine Spectator
Minerally, with a crisp structure to the dried apple and gooseberry flavors. Floral accents midpalate, with a lightly spiced finish, offering green herbal accents. Drink now through 2024.
91 pts James Suckling
Aromas of sliced pear, melon, mango and honeysuckle. Medium-bodied with tangy acidity and a juicy, fruity and fresh palate. Delicious now.
This Albariño is of a pale yellow colour with greenish reflections and fruity aromas reminding of peach; balanced with citric notes. It is fresh and mineral with a marked acidity and a long and rounded aftertaste in mouth. Its ripening time takes place between 3 to 6 months on fine lees in stainless-steel tanks.