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ROSAL ALBARIÑO BLEND 2020 Vegan, DO Rias Baixas
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer ALTOS DE TORONA
Assessed from a bottle just purchased at a Flagship store. This stellar, well-priced, Altos De Torona's Albariño is one of the best that I have tasted. Bright very light straw colour, it has a very attractive, gently spicy, fairly complex, ripe, lemon-apple-melon purée nose with lots of mineral notes. Very dry, medium bodied, well structured, fairly complex, bright,harmonious, lemon-apple meringue flavours with a lingering, crisp, mouth-filling, faintly toasty (from extended 4 months lees aging), minerally finish. Great mouthfeel and perfection with seafood. I previously assessed it at a private tasting on August 19 where it had a different lot and LCBO item number with a much higher $32.95 price tag. This excellent blend of 85% Albariño, 10% Caíño, 5% Loureira from the DO Rias Baixas has 12.5% alcohol, 2 g/L residual sugar and lot number L0112210320A on the back label. NEW in Vintages and a release BEST BUY! CSPC 25531
Type White Table Wine
Agent AMV Whi
Country Spain
Rating ***(91 points)
Dry, Ripe, Complex, Mineral-Tinged
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Scented as with Bourbon vanilla. Crisp, weighty and long, with green apple, citrus and blanched nuts. Fantastic: serious wine for the money, with lively acidity and a long, floral finish. [Drink till 2025.] Score - 95 (decanter.com, Sept. 1, 2021) Price $ 23.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - August 27, 2022
Cases bought 49 (12 bottles per case)

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