Gary's Grand Wine Experience, October 24-26, 2015

2012 Martin Codax Albarino

Category: Spain SKU: 73552 Size: 750 ml
Brand: Bodegas Martin Codax
Region: Rias Baixas
Varietal: Albarino Style: White Wine
Ship/Pickup Class: A, L
Ratings: WA 88 WS 89
Price: $16.99
Quantity   1 - 11     12+  
Price $16.99 $13.59

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2012 Martin Codax Albarino

Winemaker's Notes:

Appearance: Has an attractive straw-greenish yellow colour, with ripe lemon nuances. Bright and slightly sparkling.
Aroma: Stands out for its special intensity and elegance, its aroma reminiscent of damp, dewy fresh herbs with a perfume of semi-ripe apples.
Palate: A fine sparkling sensation on the palate, with a complexity of tastes denoting the freshness of vegetation in the valley and the essence of the variety. Persistent, full-bodied and tasty a classic


Robert Parker 88 Points

This 100% Albarino is one of the best buys emerging from the appellation of Rias Baixas, which has become quite fashionable, causing the wines’ prices to rise. The 2012 Burgans, from one of the winery’s oldest vineyards of the same name, exhibits plenty of flowery notes intermixed with apricot jam and delicate peach fruit. Medium-bodied, crisp, stony, fresh and lively, it should drink well over the next 1-2 years.

Wine Spectator 89 Points

This firm white offers lively flavors of peach, grapefruit and green almond on a steely core of acidity, with just enough flesh to remain generous. Drink now through 2015. 66,000 cases imported.–TM