An exploration of wine

315. Quinta Couselo, Albariño Turonia Rías Baixas, 2005

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Book 2 Wine 315

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Well, this was the equaliser for after they went 0-1 down with the highly disappointing Pommard opposite. And this went a long way to restoring my faith in Albariño (given my relative dislike of Martin Codax’ very austere version). This had some sweetness to balance-out the zingy acidity, so worked well. I think that this slight fruit-sweetness would accompany seafood (shellfish) particularly. Pale straw-yellow. Fairly intense nose of pears, with leesy, yeasty notes, toasty vanilla and biscuity hints. Some canned peas too, but this is still quite young? Sweet attack of tangerine fruit with pear and green melon notes, alongside crisp acidity. Nice.

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