The bright golden color indicates age as well as oak—and that oak is confirmed on the nose, where there's a lot of corn and a strong smell of pungent wood. The palate offers mostly overripe apple and, yes, wood. The feel is flat, proving that Albariño doesn't take well to heavy oaking.
Spanish and South American Editor
Reviews wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain.
Michael Schachner is a New York-based journalist specializing in wine, food and travel. His articles appear regularly in Wine Enthusiast,
where he is a longstanding contributing editor responsible for South America and Spain. Schachner reviews more than 2,000 wines annually for WE
and regularly travels to Chile, Argentina and Spain to keep abreast of the constantly changing global wine map.