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31st March 2013

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Agro de Bazán, Granbazán Albariño 'Ambar' 2010, Spain
I tasted a fascinating range of Albariños from this top notch bodega courtesy of Scotland's Villeneuve Wines, including early picked 'Verde' and barrel-fermented cuvées. But I have chosen this, the flagship and mid-priced 'Ambar' bottling because it is just a stunningly good example of a traditional Rías Baixas Albariño. Flooded with lemon and lime, but nuances of peach and of ozoney, seaside freshness, the palate exhibits a weight of fruit and more of that almost tropical nectarine juiciness before a sweep of citrus and mineral acidity powers through the finish. Fantastic and characterful Albariño. Watch the video for more information and food matching suggestions. £15.00, Villeneuve Wines. Wine-searcher lists only one other UK stockist at time of writing, selling magnums at £34.26: see all stockists on wine-searcher.

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