Tuesday, July 5, 2011

2009 Rías Baixas

2009 Fillaboa Albarino

2009 Fillaboa Albariño, DO Rías Baixas

I want to say that white Spanish wines are treasures, but they really aren't. They are, however, very satisfying - just never particularly interesting. Like this one. Clean and bright and all, but lacks a certain energy I want in young wines. Albariño can be a fascinating grape, but it seems that no one's really pushing to make it stand out. And dry! It has to be dry to work, with a certain amount of extract.

This run of Spanish wines has been a bit forgettable.


1 comment:

  1. I think the bigger issue is lack of good representation of Spain in LCBO. As I recall, there was only recently a push to promote Spanish wines here, and I don't think they've got the selection nearly down yet.