25 March 2015

Nora Albariño 2012


I should probably have taken a picture before my friends and I drank the entire bottle, instead of after. It had a beautifully pale, nearly clear color, by far one of the most delicate looking Albariños I've had.

Its scent was anything but delicate. It had a sharp, slaty, vegetal nose - with far less citrus than I expected. It tickled my nose in all the right places.

The taste was tangy, dry and almost bitter, with tingly acidity and hints of petrol. Again, there was less citrus than I expected, until the very end, when I got pretty distinct notes of lime rind.

It was lovely to enjoy with a cheese plate and potato-crusted red snapper.