Another year, another Top 10 for Avian Albariño

March 25th, 2008 | Uncategorized

It seems like only a year ago that I was writing about our Albariño being, not only one of Spain’s best white wines, but also one of the best value …… just a minute, it was only a year ago!
So here are the Guia Gourmets results for the last 5 years:

2004 Guide – Score 8/10 – Rated 3rd in Spain
2005 Guide – Score 7.5/10 – Rated 16th in Spain
2006 Guide – Score 8/10 – Rated 7th in Spain
2007 Guide – Score 8.25/10 – Rated 4th in Spain
2008 Guide – Score 8/10 – Rated 3rd in Spain

I have to say that there seems to be a pattern emerging here, not only with the Guia Gourmets, but also in many other press cuttings this year. The key phrase appears to be ‘best value’, which must be music to the ears of our customers.

Albariño Avian 2006
Lemony yellow. Intense and aromatic nose; reminiscent of tropical fruit (pineapple), salt-lick, aniseed, white flowers, fresh herbs, cream and hints of citrus. Lively, fresh, balanced, unctuous and full, touches of mango, green apple, passion fruit, spring water(?!), fresh herbs, yoghurt and a long finish with hints of exotic fruit and citrus.

Perhaps it is wrong of me to comment, but I must say that this extensive tasting note seems to have covered every eventuality – I can’t think of many adjectives that have been left out!
As always though, the most significant accolade is quite simply, value for money…..

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