2018 Torres 'Pazo das Bruxas' Albarino Rias Baixas
Delicate pale gold in color. Seductive, with exquisitely fine floral (lime blossom) and fruit (lemon) notes against a backdrop reminiscent of quince jam. Intense and flavorful on the palate, with delicate, subtle fruit acidity.
The 2018 vintage was rainy, with most of the rainfall occurring during winter dormancy, normal precipitation levels during the vegetative cycle, and a dry summer. Temperatures were largely normal throughout the year except for the ripening period, which was much hotter than usual.
James Suckling - "A bright and delicious Albarino suggesting fresh herbs and yuzu. Full-bodied with a waxy core of preserved lemons, but the acidity is cutting and pure. So delicious to drink now."